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Categoria: poetry

Seven-sided poem, by Carlos Drummond de Andrade, translated by Elizabeth Bishop

Seven-sided poem, by Carlos Drummond de Andrade, translated by Elizabeth Bishop

In the Seven-sided poem, Carlos Drummond de Andrade rhymed ironically mundo and Raimundo. When Elizabeth Bishop translated it, she associated faster and vaster, also a poor rhyme. That way, rhyme poverty brings humor to the original and its translation.

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Prose poetry

Prosa poética

The Modernist movement killed the meter and its verse laws. Then, we, the postmoderns, killed the rythm, its music. Nowadays, what we have is the poetry prose: texts without rythm, with visual or verbal images, namely fanopeia or logopeia.

Dichten = condensare, according to Ezra Pound

Dichten = condensare, according to Ezra Pound

Dichten is the German verb corresponding to the noun Dichtung, or poetry. Ezra Pound remarked that poetry is language charged with meaning to the utmost degree, for a friend observed in a German Italian dictionary that dichten means condensare.

Taj Mahal, com Jorge Benjor

Taj Mahal, um palácio e um túmulo muito bonito na Índia, é também um samba que levanta pistas de dança. A letra usa técnicas de estilo modernista. A melodia, que alguns achariam pobre, serviu de base para um rock.

Mal secreto

Se a falta de coloquialismo era um problema nas letras da bossa nova, os deuses da poesia mandaram para o tropicalismo vários grandes letristas, inclusive o mais coloquial de todos os coloquiais baianos, o poeta Wally Salomão, muito subestimado.