October 18, 2015 § 4 Comments
a dark shadow falls from a book
of his poems
Image courtesy Wikicommons: Almeida Junior – Saudade (Longing)
The word ‘saudade’ doesn’t translate into English, which makes it particularly useful as a poetic subject. Check it out on Wikipedia for instance, if it interests. The closest I can get to it is ‘melancholic longing’.