Fernando Pessoa - Its not enough to open the window



J. Porat - "Homage to Fernando Pessoa"


Its not enough to open the window
To see the fields and the river.
Its also not enough to not be blind
To see the trees and the flowers.
Its also necessary to not have any philosophy at all.
With philosophy there are no trees, there are only ideas.
Theres only each of us, like a wine-cellar.
Theres only a shut window and the world outside it;
And a dream of what you could see if you opened the window,
Which is never what you see when you open the window.*


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