Anjos Caídos (Portuguese)
José Agostinho Baptista
Complex. It has a lot of wordplay and contrast in the words of each sentence.
Low. These sad and bitter poems look much alike with each other.
The title is perfect for this book.
Year of Publication
Short Description & Notes
Anjos Caídos is part of the collection “Unpublished Portuguese Poetry”. It is a poetry book about dark and bitter feelings, hence the name “Fallen Angels”. The structured sentences makes a beautiful wordplay. It has a lot of beauty in its syntax. It would be much better if it had the same beauty in its content. It feels like surrealistic narrative poetry.
“Fiz sempre de cada verso um caminho para longe,”
“Aí, nessa cal desaparecida,
vi, um dia, um pássaro imóvel, quase vivo,
com os olhos trespassados pelas agulhas do tempo,
inclinar-se e cair sobre as pedras mudas,
e esse pássaro eras tu,
ferida de morte,
afastando as lágrimas em vão.”