Analysis of Heteronymous Fernando Pessoa
Karl Constantine FOLKES 1935 (Portland)
|Metre||1010 110 01001|
|Closest metre||Iambic trimeter|
|Letters per line (avg)||15|
|Words per line (avg)||2|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||44|
|Words per stanza (avg)||6|
About this poem
As a fellow Gemini poet, this is my tribute and my salute to you, Fernando Antonio Nogueira Pessoa.You, born on June 13, and I, on June 20. I met you quite recently, only just now, introduced by a poet of Latinate mind, a poet of character, employing a pseudonym, that of “El Cortes,” her poetic name, with courtesy rendered, much politeness embedded, impressive the name. Such is Lydia Cortes, a poet of spirit, earthy in nature, like well-seasoned wine, fermented in soil, borinquena the source, bosomed with souls, all lovers of freedom; embracing those living, and comrades departed— all emblems of loyalty, “ciudadanos del barrio;” del barrio boricua— to join you, Fernando, as comrades-in-arms. This three-line Japanese-style haiku poem, underscores the mercurial character and nature of Pessoa as poet, writer, literary critic, and philosopher. more »
Written on December 20, 2021
Submitted by karlcfolkes on December 20, 2021
Modified on March 30, 2023
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