© By João Batista do Lago/Trad.: Heloisa B.P. (Sabina Vassalo),
poeta e escritora portuguesa residente em Bath, Inglaterra.
The philosopher asked the poet:
– Which is the nature of life?
– “To exist.”
– Which is the nature of existing?
– “The desire.”
– Which is the nature of the desire?
– “The necessity.”
Off went the philosopher, ruminating thoughts…
Remained the poet pregnant with verses.