Fernando Pessoa: Correspondence IV.

June 17, 2009

posted by caroline picard

and finally – i wanted to add this short poem, what was written by the same pseudonym Campos who first wrote to the Ophelia in question….

This was written in October of 1935 : Here are the first five stanzas

All love letters are

Ridiculous.

They wouldn’t be love letters if they weren’t

Ridiculous.

*

In my time I also wrote love letters

Equally, inevitibaly

Ridiculous.

*

Love letters, if there’s love,

Must be

Ridiculous

*

But in fact

Only those who’ve never written

Love letters

Are

Ridiculous

*

If only I could go back

To when I wrote letters

Without thinking how

Ridiculous.

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