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25-SEP-2005 Ana Carloto

Oh salted sea...

Again words from Fernado Pessoa.
In this case from the poem "The message",
where he speaks about the story of Portugal.

No matter how many years have gone by since
it was first published, its message remains
actual and meaningful.

It starts with "Oh, salted sea,
how much of your salt are tears from Portugal"
this phrase that I heard first as a yound child
had a great impact on me, as it made me believe that
the salt of the sea was actually the tears cried
by the Portuguese.
I guess that deep down inside, a little
part of me, still believes...

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Guest 28-Sep-2005 20:03
So that sea, what i love that much, must have my tears also!!...cuz i have cryed so much of them because of Portugal..I love that poem and i love the fizzy look alive..Beautiful treatment to F. P. and for Your amazing country!
Guest 27-Sep-2005 12:10
Superlative image and poetry! The script flows in rhythm to the surf turbulent with untold toil and sorrow.Normally I would prefer B&W tones for a broody theme, but the earthy color adds life and perhaps reflects with some reference to the tragedy weeping forth from souls ashore.
The impact of tradition and history strengthen the bonds between the generations and the world around us.Although in modern day it seems to waiver and fade somewhat.I can only imagine maturing as a young child in an aboriginal culture.I'm glad that you have a sensitivity to such values :-)
Guest 26-Sep-2005 12:50
I like how you caught the sea here. Colours and textures are really interesting!
I love the poem too and the story you told about it. This association between tears and sea water has something really intuitive, I feel it too.
Guy Dube26-Sep-2005 03:35
Wow! Beautiful composition Ana, perfect work! I love it.
Best regards
bela4525-Sep-2005 17:28
O meu, o nosso mar, que tanta falta me fez quando estive longe...mas agora aqui á porta
O que virá a seguir, Ana?
Adalberto Tiburzi25-Sep-2005 06:37
Saudade at its highest level.
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