University of Minnesota Press / "Curiosity"

April 14th, 2017

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From "Curiosity" from The Songs of António Botto by António Botto, tr. by Fernando Pessoa (2010) 


The most important thing in life
Is to create--to create beauty.
To do that 
We must foresee it
Where our eyes cannot really see it.
I think that dreaming the impossible 
Is like hearing the faint voice
Of something that wants to live
And calls to us from afar.
Yes, the most important thing in life
Is to create.
And we must move
Towards the impossible
With shut eyes, like faith or love.