Sophia de Mello Breyner - Why the poem speaks

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Acrilic on canvas painted with painting knif and brush.

  • Featured in Portugal and The Group 2 Groups.
  • Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen is without a doubt, one of the greatest contemporary Portuguese poets – a name that has become, synonymous with poetry and muse of poetry itself.
  • For Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, the whole world is home, and poetry is just a matter of seeing and of being. The act of poetry and the act of living are, to her inseparable. She defines poetry as “an art of being” that “does not require my time and labour. It does not ask me to have science, or aesthetics or theories. Instead it demands the entireness of my being, a consciousness running deeper than my intellect.”

She explained, “is my understanding of the universe, my way of relating to things, my participation in reality, my encounter with voices and images. This is why the poem speaks not of an ideal life but of a concrete one: the angle of a window, the resonance of streets, cities and rooms, the shadow cast by a wall, a sudden face, the silence, distance and brightness of the stars, the night’s breath, the scent of linden and of oregano.”

Serie “Mujeres del pais de Abril”

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