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Spell

Fernando Pessoa

Contemporânea 9,

Março de 1923, p.150.

Spell

From the moonlit brink of dreams

I stretch foiled hands to thee,


O borne down other streams

Than eye can think to see!


O crowned with spirit-beams!

O veiled spiritually!


My dreams and thoughts abate

Their pennons at thy feet,


O angel born too late

For fallen man to meet!


In what new sensual state

Could our twined lives feel sweet?


What new emotion must

I dream, to think thee mine?


What purity of lust?

O tendrilled as a vine


Around my caressed trust!

O dream-pressed spirit-Wine!


FERNANDO PESSOA