terça-feira, 11 de março de 2014

As árvores em flor

Silva Porto, Macieiras em Flor (1880-1893, Museu Grão Vasco)
Early Spring

Once more the Heavenly Power
Makes all things new,
And domes the red-plowed hills
With loving blue; 
The blackbirds have their wills,
The throstles too.

Opens a door in Heaven; 
From skies of glass
A Jacob's ladder falls
On greening grass, 
And o'er the mountain-walls
Young angels pass.

Before them fleets the shower,
And burst the buds, 
And shine the level lands,
And flash the floods;
The stars are from their hands
Flung through the woods,

The woods with living airs
How softly fanned,
Light airs from where the deep,
All down the sand,
Is breathing in his sleep,
Heard by the land.

O, follow, leaping blood,
The season's lure!
O heart, look down and up,
Serene, secure, 
Warm as the crocus cup,
Like snow-drops, pure!

Past, Future glimpse and fade
Through some slight spell,
A gleam from yonder vale, 
Some far blue fell; 
And sympathies, how frail,
In sound and smell!

Till at thy chuckled note,
Thou twinkling bird,
The fairy fancies range,
And, lightly stirred,
Ring little bells of change
From word to word.

For now the Heavenly Power
Makes all things new,
And thaws the cold, and fills
The flower with dew;
The blackbirds have their wills,
The poets too. 

Falcão Trigoso, Amendoeiras (Museu de José Malhoa)
Ferdinand Hodler, Cherry Tree in Bloom (1905)

Sarah Afonso, Primavera (Museu do Chiado – Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea)

2 comentários:

Presépio no Canal disse...

o quadro de Hodler é lindo! Não há estado depressivo que entre aqui.
:-) Imagina uma reprodução em casa, mas que maravilha.

Margarida Elias disse...

É uma maravilha. gosto muito das árvores com flores... Bjns!