To health, and life---Portugal's spas
Castle of Penela still defends the road to Coimbra

MENSAGEM de Fernando Pessoa- Parece

Lord, the night has come and our soul is fallen.
Great was the storm and the will!
What is left to us today, in  hostile silence,
Is a universal sea and saudade.

 

But if the flame, that life created within us,
If there is still life, it is not yet out.
The deathly cold covered it in ash:
The hand of the wind may yet raise still.

 

Give the breath, the breeze - or misfortune or anxiety-
With which the flame of endeavour is moved again,
And  we shall again conquer the Distance-
Of the sea or some other, but let it be ours!
 
P1000798-C-One

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