sexta-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2008

O Poema da sexta-feira





Silence

My father used to say,

"Superior people never make long visits,

have to be shown Longfellow's grave

nor the glass flowers at Harvard.

Self reliant like the cat --

that takes its prey to privacy,

the mouse's limp tail hanging like a shoelace from its mouth --

they sometimes enjoy solitude,

and can be robbed of speech

by speech which has delighted them.

The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence;

not in silence, but restraint.

"Nor was he insincere in saying, "`Make my house your inn'."

Inns are not residences.


Marianne Moore

2 comentários:

Sonia disse...

Just paying a very short visit.

Bruno disse...

Olá Leila!
Como sempre é ótimo vir aqui.
para você, uma ótima passagem de ano.
Abraço, Bruno