Sunday, July 30, 2017

Dia de Poesia Cascais library 16th Setembro 2017

The date is fixed. If you would like to come and read a poem of your own, or by a poet you enjoy, come and see us in Cacsais library on 16th September. We are hoping to make it an interesting afternoon with discussion and poetry and song from around the world.
Special guest appearance by Fernando Pessoa and friends :) 



Monday, July 24, 2017

The Wrong Ending

Sem Titulo.
We ripped out
The last page of our journey
From the book
That tells our story.
So, I send you the words
Upon the wind.
Please, open your window
And let them in.
No more talking,
No more listening.
The simple truth is,
We´re neverending.
2nd version-
We wrote the wrong ending
To our journey.
In the book that
Tells our story.
So, I send you the words
Upon the wind.
Please, open your window
And let them in.
No more talking,
No more listening.
The truth can change,
But love is everlasting.
(Gerry Aldridge © 2017)
Artwork- Edvard Munch - Girl Looking out the Window,

Friday, July 21, 2017

I am tired.....

Estou cansada, cada vez mais incompreendida e insatisfeita comigo, com a vida e com os outros. Diz-me, porque não nasci igual aos outros, sem dúvidas, sem desejos de impossível? E é isto que me traz sempre desvairada, incompatível com a vida que toda a gente vive...
I am tired, more and more misunderstood and dissatisfied with myself, life and with others. Tell me, why was I not born the same as other people, without doubts, without impossible desires? This is what leaves me bewildered and incompatible with the life everybody else lives
Florbela Espanca

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Comprehension.

Comprehension.
And if I touched
Hands of snow,
I should warm them,
Make them glow.
Your reticence
I would address,
Through an honest.
Friendly caress.
How would you
Cope with my fear,
Stop me trembling
Dry my tears?
With wet hands
Coated in salty ice,
Collecting tears whilst lying,
Trying to think twice.
Make haste,
Drop the daisies.
Run home,
Before everything
Is too late.
It is only
Through inaction,
We can deny
Our love is Fate.
(Gerry Aldridge © 2017)



The End

"The upside of reaching the point of no return, is that there is no return."
-Gerry Aldridge