The tracks of life are long and winding,
brief the encounters of love and sin,
and bitter-dry the taste of finding
that someone will lose and none will win.
I am lying, flying, diving
life is selling, I am buying.
Details make perfection, yet perfection is not a detail. Men like Leonardo da Vinci can, even with fewer words than those, describe complex concepts and realities. Others, without needing to push, can criticize and raise awareness in powerful ways with only a few words. For those that don’t have such gift for clear words and sharp thinking, and still know that too many words only confuse and blur, poetry becomes the only tool to pass their message. And to express their worries and their concerns in ways that sometimes may hurt, but with the constructive power of touching consciences without punishing nor making anyone lose face, without imposing the loneliness of guilt.
… This book has been written in the context of realities that I have tried to understand but to which no one may ever find final answers and first causes. The feelings I experienced while I wrote, as with most of our feelings, were certainly determined by a too complex set of circumstances and factors that I tried to register in compact words, through poetry. I could not do it otherwise. And if I will go through it again, the result may not be the same. Life may not have causes as clear as we want to believe.
Beneath the barren crags there’s no more sand
and breaking waves are seen in all directions,
and lashing whips in nature’s angry hand
will impose solutions, will not take questions.
And God will command Darwin again
to teach heaven’s laws to stubborn men.
To know beyond what can be known, does fetter,
to know less but wisely, it may be better.
Paperback: 176 pages
Publishing date: May 3, 2018
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Price: $19.60 (paperback)
Pierre Sotér is the pen name of a well-established Portuguese author. After thirty years of successful professional life and intensive soul-searching, he now dedicates his time to poetry and philosophy. The EMOTIONS is the third book in the Book Series “Poems and Thoughts of Pierre Sotér.” Pierre writes in Portuguese, English, and French.