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Luís Felício

(B. 1982)

Luís Felício’s poetry is a brilliant game of scales and contrasts, a liquid flowing modernity settling on subtle unbalances. It’s a new and Own Voice, extremely new, a seductive literary exercise, a constant appeal to the duality representation/reality, a poetry that Tastes Like People...

Luís Felício was born in Tavira, Algarve. He is a student of History of Art and Philosophy at the University of Lisbon. He is the editor of a literary magazine and has written also under the pseudonym Ruy Narval for several literary publications.

Poetry books since 2000:

Assim também um corpo (2009), o som e a casa (2010), a sombra dos lugares (2011)

Poems

I repeat the inexorable sagacity of the psalms

21 Setembro, 2018By bitcliq

I repeat the inexorable sagacity of the psalms
and I love the open gates in the face of the water’s strength
I try to understand my time
and the weightless intent of the poem
I have no other eyes or hands
you no longer show me the images
but I can see the ivies shaping their sombre
lips through interjection and breadth

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Auschwitz-Birkenau

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i was in the places, saw what man does
with names saw the circle of fire and the memory saw the ashes and the centuries
spilt on the grass an how man’s broken
heart is made of clay
i came to see the places
they say all names are in the book
god wrote before they lived but I don’t believe it

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