saudade

October 18, 2015 § 4 Comments

300px-Almeida_Júnior_-_Saudade_(Longing)_-_Google_Art_Project

wanting him:

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’.

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