dimanche 31 août 2014

SAUDADE, LE MAL DU PAYS, ANORANSA, LONGING: A FULL LIFE OF SENSITIVITY AND JOY

SAUDADE, LE MAL DU PAYS, ANORANSA, LONGING
For  MM et LBGS
Le Mal du Pays
Diamond Head

menhirs in quiberon

sacred hill for the lakota 

wickiup in sierra madre oriental 
Often translated as 
Homesickness or Melancholy
It is more like.
“a groundless sadness called forth in a person's heart by a pastoral landscape”
Franz Liszt's
Years of Pilgrimage Suite
Year 1 Switzerland

Saudade em Portuges
Sodade em Criol Cabo Verdiana, kabuverdiana
It was a late Friday afternoon
There was still light streaming into the kitchen
At the Pont Street Flat
I made some coffee
Turned the radio on
To a London Station specializing in world music
Sodade, Sodade, minha terra sao nicalao
It was the year I was doing some postgraduate medical studies in London
That is when Cesaria Evora entered my life.
But Saudade had entered my vocabulary long before
Perhaps I had been born with the sensation of 
Saudade
It just took years to name it?
CAFÉ MAGIC BEAN, QUITO,ECUADOR
4JUNIO2000
it is such my friends
the end is always the same
whatever had happened,
the beauty, the magic,
nothing matters-

End

What does saudade matter?
All that you could give each other 
Only tore you apart--
E manha sera otra dia…

What images pass through
This crystalline heart of mine
Fragrances that were forgotten
How could one not remember such knots of passion?

Where was that?
How could one not forget?
SAUDADES
Significa en portugues un afecto interior; una ansia por ver la cosa amada, un pesar por no tenerla presente, y, en fin, en esta palabra estan comprendidas una fuerza de amor y otros conceptos que en ninguna otra lengua pueden expresarse
Antonio Sousa de Macedo  Lisboa 1631

…sabe expresar con mucha mayor fuerza y energia la constancia del amor ausente…
Joao Baptista de Castro  Lisboa 1752

Tom Jones by Tom Fielding ( chapter 11  para 4 )
The remembrances of past pleasure affects us with a kind of tender grief like what we suffer for departed friends, and the ideas of both may be said to haunt our imagination..
What was I longing for?
Longing
Anoransa
But nothing can express it as well as the word
Saudade
ENDLESS TIME
Why do thoughts, nostalgia
Saudade flood us
They arrive unexpectedly
Heaving their heavy bags
Of sorrow at us
And are gone--
And all alone, with tears for 
Company, one travels on…

Une voix, une presence
Un chaleur amie
Sont tojours souhaitees
Dans le nuits ou
Le temps nous trahit
Tem Saudade por tudo..
Central do Brasil
Remember, Fernanda Montenegro
Nice epitah
Tem Saudade por tudo..

Alberto Moravia
Adolescent Reading
The right chemistry for Saudade 
Was certainly 


Pablo Neruda
I went to look for you at 
La Casona, La Sebastiana, La Isla Negra
On the windswept coast of the land you loved
An adolescent on his way home to Australia
From Scandinavia where his body and mind had expanded
New York Review of Books
Four poems by Pablo Neruda
Translated by Alistair Reid
I have to learn this language, I told my self
If that is so powerful, in the words of Pablo
If you forget me
Well, now, _if little by little you stop loving me _I shall stop loving you little by little. __If suddenly _you forget me _do not look for me, _for I shall already have forgotten you.
Gordon Town Jamaica
The lonely street lamp
El versos del Capitan
A book that carried so much saudade for me
Dr JJT
Melbourne
Long before October returns
You must hide the love in your heart
As I shall in mine

IN THE LAND OF THE KEREN 
Tears still
The sensation has not dried
If you forget me..
A Landscape
A flower
A vanishing image in the mirror 
At a store
A smiling cheek with Thanaka
Life's memories are not of sadness
Or departures 
Or the various good byes
But that painful 
Nostalgia
That something lost 
Long before you even had it
Oh! Dr JJT
Dr ThH
Arrivals are exciting
June 20, 2006
THE HUMBLE MAN OF BOGOR AND THE MEANING OF RELATIONSHIPS
Many departures
Each one 
Followed by yet another arrival
Layers of nostalgia
Narita Tucupita Easter Island
And the beloved Buenos Aires
One day I must visit Amami
Departures are there for a reason 
They happen because it is the time
Arrival hall at Terminal 1 LHR
Also gave you a good bye
I am richer by these contacts
To weave these flowers 
Into a lei of never ending dreams
To put around the neck of a new dawn
Yes I have lived for you
To discover this book of Saudade
Le mal du pays
There is always the saudade 
For the common air of 
La Habana
Saudade can be triggered by 
The cadence of a song
Wafting perfume
Words of a dear poet
Prose from Colombia or Japan
Words of friends or lovers
Spoken in all innocence
On and on and on 
Imageries of “pays” and “paisajes”
That have carved out a place
Suva StoneTown Malacca Siem Reap Cochin Quiberon Baracoa
Tem Saudade por tudo
CUBA
Murakami Mireilles Neruda Mutis Evora Naipaul Chaabi Pramoedya Tango Flamenco Jazz Morna Coladera
 SALALAH, OMAN
 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
MALACCA, MALAYSIA 
 LISBOA, PORTUGAL
 RANGOON, BURMA
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