sexta-feira, 16 de agosto de 2013

IN MEMORIAM - Eça de Queirós




"E dai, da sua cadeira de couro, Gonçalo Mendes Ramires, pensativo diante das tiras de papel almaço, roçando pela testa a rama da pena de pato, avistava sempre a inspiradora da sua Novela -- a Torre, a antiquíssima Torre, quadrada e negra sobre os limoeiros do pomar que em redor crescera, com uma pouca de hera no cunhal rachado, as fundas frestas gradeadas de ferro, as ameias e a miradoura bem cortadas no azul de junho, robusta sobrevivência do Paço acastelado, da falada Honra de Santa Ireneia, solar dos Mendes Ramires desde os meados do século X."

in A Ilustre Casa de Ramires de Eça de Queirós.

Eça de Queirós, 25-11-1845 / 16-08-1900

sábado, 3 de agosto de 2013

Order


(…) And Kung said, and wrote on the bo leaves:
If a man have not order within him
He can not spread order about him;
And if a man have not order within him
His family will not act with due order;
And if the prince have not order within him
He can not put order in his dominions.
And Kung gave the words “order"
and “brotherly deference"
And said nothing of the “life after death."
And he said
“Anyone can run to excesses,
"It is easy to shoot past the mark,
"It is hard to stand firm in the middle." (…)

Ezra Pound, “Canto XIII", in Cantos