Lisbon International Airport is now "Humberto Delgado Airport"
MENSAGEM de Fernando Pessoa - Noite

Who knew love in Portugal better than Luís Vaz de Camões?

Who knew love in Portugal better than Luís Vaz de Camões (1524 to June 10, 1580). The true power of his command of Portuguese is unequalled, and this is considered one of his most moving love poems, Alma Minha Gentil


Soul of  mine, genteel, who has departed

Too soon from this life, discontented

Rest in heaven eternally

While I remain here, forever saddened.


If there in the ethereal place that you have gone

Memories of this life are allowed,

Do not forget that ardent love

You always saw so pure in my eyes.


And if you judge there might be worthy of you,

Some small bit of this pain that I am left with,

Of the pain with out remedy of losing you


Prey to God, who cut short your life,

To take me quickly to see you,

As quick as from my sight he took you.



Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)