Fernando Pessoa on dreams

Fire at The Farm, Austin, Texas (June 19, 2005) by Gregory Foster

Fire at The Farm, Austin, Texas (June 19, 2005)
Photograph by Gregory Foster

‘I love my dreams’, I said, a winter morn,
To the practical man, and he, in scorn
Replied: ‘I am no slave of the Ideal,
But, as all men of sense, I love the Real.’
Poor fool, mistaking all that is and seems!
I love the real when I love my dreams.
Fernando Pessoa, in “Epigram,” c. 1909. Available in A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe: Selected Poems, (New York: Penguin Books, 2006), p. 407.

Fernando Pessoa Posted on behalf of Fernando Pessoa on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 under Quotations.

One comment so far

  1. this is my favorite!

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