Autopsychography by Fernando Pessoa (translated by Edouard Roditi)
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The poet is a man who feigns And feigns so thoroughly, at last
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Autopsychography by Fernando Pessoa (translated by Edouard Roditi)

by gsa123

The poet is a man who feigns

And feigns so thoroughly, at last

He manages to feign as pain

The pain he really feels,

And those who read what once he wrote

Feel clearly, in the pain they read,

Neither of the pains he felt,

Only a pain they cannot sense.

And thus, around its jolting track

There runs, to keep our reason busy,

The circling clockwork train of ours

That men agree to call a heart.

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