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por JQ, em 07.11.13


The world below the brine;

Forests at the bottom of the sea - the branches and leaves,

Sea-lettuce, vast lichens, strange flowers and seeds -

the thick tangle, the openings, and the pink turf,  

Different colors, pale gray and green, purple, white, and gold -

the play of light through the water,

Dumb swimmers there among the rocks - coral, gluten, grass, rushes -

and the aliment of the swimmers,

Sluggish existences grazing there, suspended, or slowly crawling

close to the bottom,  

The sperm-whale at the surface, blowing air and spray, or disporting

with his flukes,

The leaden-eyed shark, the walrus, the turtle, the hairy sea-leopard,

and the sting-ray;

Passions there - wars, pursuits, tribes—sight in those ocean-depths  -

breathing that thick-breathing air, as so many do;

The change thence to the sight here, and to the subtle air breathed by beings

like us, who walk this sphere;

The change onward from ours, to that of beings who walk other spheres.



World Below the Brine, Walt Whitman, 1860






About the Shark, phlegmatical one,

Pale sot of the Maldive sea,

The sleek little pilot-fish, azure and slim,

How alert in attendance be.

From his saw-pit of mouth, from his charnel of maw

They have nothing of harm to dread,

But liquidly glide on his ghastly flank

Or before his Gorgonian head;

Or lurk in the port of serrated teeth

In white triple tiers of glittering gates,

And there find a haven when peril’s abroad,

An asylum in jaws of the Fates!

They are friends; and friendly they guide him to prey,

Yet never partake of the treat—

Eyes and brains to the dotard lethargic and dull,

Pale ravener of horrible meat.



The Maldive Shark, Herman Melville, 1888






Wan oxymoron of a fish, dotted

dun and fledge winged, mud-feathered when

it glides through silt, by nature bottom fed.


Whoever named it named himself a man

of undisputed Christian eye,

who saw in mortal depths a guardian


and humblest trumpeter. God tongue to cry,

it haunts an earth too dread for dread-

filled man til rapture calls: Arise and fly.



Angel Shark, Hailey Leithauser, 2004






An ant devours a larva, in accord

with nature, and a child then eats the ant -

it burns on the tongue. Curiosity

always burns. On Paradise Beach in Goa,


a shark will eat the child, but when God sees,

he'll catch the shark, just as he grabs a rat,

a tigress, elephant. The poet in his room

will then eat God. He'll feed on everything.

He is a monster like a boar that bloats,

excretes. He feeds on paper. If you let

him in, he'll find your dreams, love's traces on

the sheets - he'll steal what's holy, masticate,


grow pasty flesh, poisonous fur. It's enough

to touch him or brush by on accident.



Ants and Sharks, Tomasz Różycki

(trad. Mira Rosenthal, ed. 2008)

Autoria e outros dados (tags, etc)

Alguns riscos

Indícios?, por demais

um tremendo cansaço

de coisas feias, e daí

sons, diversos traços

caracteres alguns

de um rasto só

Algum tempo:

2017 Janeiro 2016 Dezembro Novembro Outubro Setembro Agosto Julho Junho Maio Abril Março Fevereiro Janeiro ; 2015 Dezembro Novembro Outubro Setembro Agosto Julho Junho Maio Abril Março Fevereiro Janeiro ; 2014 Dezembro Novembro Outubro Setembro Agosto Julho Junho Maio Abril Março Fevereiro Janeiro; 2013 Dezembro Novembro Outubro Setembro Agosto Julho Junho Maio Abril Março Fevereiro Janeiro; 2012 Dezembro Novembro Outubro Setembro Agosto Julho Junho

Junho 2006/Junho 2012

(arquivos não acessíveis

via Google Chrome)

Algumas pessoas:

T ; José Carvalho da Costa, Francisco Q ; Alcino V, Vitor P ; José Carlos T, Fernando C, Eduardo F ; Paulo V, "Suf", Zé Manel, Miguel D, S, Isabel, Nancy ; Zé T, Marcelo, Faria, Eliana ; Isabel ; Ana C ; Paula, Carlos, Luís, Pedro, Sofia, Pli ; Miguel B ; professores Manuel João, Rogério, Fátima Marinho, Carlos Reis, Isabel Almeida, Paula Morão, Ivo Castro, Rita Veloso, Diana Almeida

Outros que, no exacto antípoda dos anteriores, despertam o pior de mim:

Demasiados. Não cabem aqui. É tudo gente discursivamente feia. Acendendo a TV ou ouvindo quem fora dela reproduz agendas mediáticas, entre o vómito e o tédio a lista tornar-se-ia insuportavelmente longa.

Uma chave, mais um chavão? A cultura popular do início deste séc. XXI fede !

Alguns nomes:

José Afonso ; 13th Floor Elevators, The Monks, The Sonics, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Stooges, Velvet Underground, Love / Arthur Lee, Pink Floyd (1967-1972), Can, Soft Machine, King Crimson, Roxy Music; Nick Drake, Lou Reed, John Cale, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa ; Lincoln Chase, Curtis Mayfield, Sly & The Family Stone ; The Clash, Joy Division, The Fall, Echo & The Bunnymen ; Ramones, Pere Ubu, Talking Heads, The Gun Club, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Radiohead, Tindersticks, Divine Comedy, Cornelius, Portishead, Beirut, Yo La Tengo, The Magnetic Fields, Smog / Bill Callahan, Lambchop, Califone, My Brightest Diamond, Tuneyards ; Arthur Russell, David Sylvian, Brian Eno, Scott Walker, Tom Zé, Nick Cave ; The Lounge Lizards / John Lurie, Blurt / Ted Milton, Bill Evans, Chet Baker, John Coltrane, Jimmy Smith ; Linton Kwesi Johnson, Lee "Scratch" Perry ; Jacques Brel, Tom Waits, Amália Rodrigues ; Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick, Greg Haines, Hauschka ; Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Eric Satie, Igor Stravinsky, György Ligeti ; Boris Berezovsky, Gina Bachauer, Ivo Pogorelich, Jascha Heifetz, David Oistrakh, Daniil Trifonov

Outros nomes:

Agustina Bessa Luís, Anna Akhmatova, António Franco Alexandre, Armando Silva Carvalho, Bob Dylan, Boris Vian, Carl Sagan, Cole Porter, Daniil Kharms, Evgeni Evtuchenko, Fernando Pessoa, George Steiner, Gonçalo M. Tavares, Guy Debord, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Harold Bloom, Heiner Müller, João MIguel Fernandes Jorge, John Mateer, John McDowell, Jorge de Sena, José Afonso, Jürgen Habermas, Kevin Davies, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Lêdo Ivo, Leonard Cohen, Luís de Camões, Luís Quintais, Marcel Proust, Marina Tzvietaieva, Mário Cesariny, Noam Chomsky, Ossip Mandelstam, Ray Brassier, Raymond Williams, Roland Barthes, Sá de Miranda, Safo, Sergei Yessinin, Shakespeare, Sofia M. B. Andresen, Ted Benton, Vitorino Nemésio, Vladimir Maiakovski, Wallace Stevens, Walter Benjamin, W.H. Auden, Wislawa Szymborska, Zbigniew Herbert, Zygmunt Bauman

Algum som & imagem:

Avec élégance

Crazy clown time

Danse infernale

Dark waters

Der himmel über berlin

Forever dolphin love

For Nam June Paik


Happy ending

Lilac Wine

L'heure exquise







Sailing days

Soliloquy about...


Sorry, I'm late



Their Lullaby

The raw shark texts

Urban abstract