Florbela Espanca

8 Dec 1894 // 8 Dec 1930


To Love! (1)

I want to love, to love madly!/ Loving just for loving: Here... beyond.../ More This and That one, the Other and everyone .../ To Love! To Love! And not loving anyone!/ / To Remember? To Forget? Indi...

Missing You (2)

Missing you! Yes... maybe... and why not?.../ If the dream was so high and strong/ That I thought to see it till death/ Dazzling my heart with light!/ / Forget! What for?... Ah, how vain it is!/ That...

If You Came To See Me (3)

If you came to see me today in the early evening,/ At this hour of magic weariness,/ When the gentle night is approaching,/ And be all arrested in your arms.../ / When it reminds me: this flavor that...



On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."