I Don’t Know How Many Souls You Have, My Feathered Fernando
The maestro waves his baton1
Emu makes me sing
new notes: a diapason
I feel the blood-pain but can’t see the claw.2
object-coding Barthes’ bliss
Why is it to be happy, we cannot know we are?3
Waking with Emu.
Your face the first thing I see.
My fine, feathered friend.
And it all has something of love
Even if this love can’t speak4
1Fernando Pessoa, “Slanting Rain.”
2Fernando Pessoa, “I Hear Night Across the Street.”
3Fernando Pessoa “Almost Anonymous You Smile.”
4Fernando Pessoa, “The Child That Laughs in the Street.”
Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis and Caleb Adler
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