Posts com tag “paul klee



A poesia é incomunicável.
Fique torto no seu canto.
Não ame.


Ouço dizer que há tiroteio
ao alcance do nosso corpo.
É a revolução? o amor?
Não diga nada.

Tudo é possível, só eu impossível.
O mar transborda de peixes.
Há homens que andam no mar
como se andassem na rua.
Não conte.

Suponha que um anjo de fogo
varresse a face da terra
e os homens sacrificados
pedissem perdão.
Não peça.

– Drummond



There is a painting by Klee called Angelus Novus. An angel is depicted there who looks as though he were about to distance himself from something which he is staring at. His eyes are opened wide, his mouth stands open and his wings are outstretched. The Angel of History must look just so. His face is turned towards the past. Where we see the appearance of a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe, which unceasingly piles rubble on top of rubble and hurls it before his feet. He would like to pause for a moment so fair [verweilen: a reference to Goethe’s Faust], to awaken the dead and to piece together what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise, it has caught itself up in his wings and is so strong that the Angel can no longer close them. The storm drives him irresistibly into the future, to which his back is turned, while the rubble-heap before him grows sky-high. That which we call progress, is this storm.

– Walter Benjamin, On the Concept of History, IX