Armando Taborda

Armando Taborda

Posted on 01/14/2016

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When I die tap in cans,
Break through jumping and bucking,
Do pop whips in the air,
Call clowns and acrobats!

My coffin must go on a donkey
Harnessed to the Andalusian...
Nothing is refused to a dead,
And I strongly wish to go by donkey!



Quando eu morrer batam em latas,
Rompam aos saltos e aos pinotes,
Façam estalar no ar chicotes,
Chamem palhaços e acrobatas!

Que o meu caixão vá sobre um burro
Ajaezado à andaluza...
A um morto nada se recusa,
E eu quero por força ir de burro!

by Mário de SÁ-CARNEIRO (1890-1916), in "OS ÚLTIMOS POEMAS DE MÁRIO DE SÁ-CARNEIRO", "POEMAS", Edição Círculo de Leitores, 1979

(English translated by Armando TABORDA, 2016)

(photo taken from Internet; edited by Armando TABORDA)

Lebojo, goandgo, .t.a.o.n. and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo

10 comments - The latest ones
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Great, Armando ! I like this very much !
22 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Ulrich John
Thanks from my heart, Ulrich!
22 months ago.
Image bouleversante, mais très compréhensible d'un poète désespéré ...passage de la vie à la mort , avec ses dernières volontés.
Il devait être nostalgique et désenchanté se sentant pas bien dans cette vie.Alors ,il décide
de la quitter .

Mon avis:
*personne n'a demandé à venir sur terre , et chacun a le droit de décider de sa mort....

souvent les hommes et femmes de talent en sont conscients...."

Bonsoir Armando
22 months ago.
Christine has added
la photo est en harmonie avec la poésie.....
22 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Christine
Mille mercis à toi, Christine!

Ton commentaire est très juste et je suis totalement d'accord!

Bonsoir aussi!

22 months ago. Edited 22 months ago.
it is a beautiful picture .... and sad words ....

and so to end on a lighter note ;-)

have you heard this ?

there was a gentleman who passed away and was being
placed in the cart pulled by a horse ... in your case here it
would have to be a donkey it would seem ;-)

the cemetery was up on the top of the hill ... the road was
very winding and difficult for the horse as you can
imagine, sorry I mean the donkey ;-) and as he continued
round each bend the coffin slipped slightly ... until it
totally slipped off the cart and landed on the road
and slid all the way down to the bottom ....

it ended up as luck would have it ... stopping on the
door of the pharmacy ... with a thud ...!!!

the pharmacist dashed to open the door wondering
what could the noise be !!!

the coffin opened ... and inside the person said ....

"anything to stop a coffin / coughing ?
22 months ago. Edited 22 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to beverleyplaya
:) :) :)
22 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, .t.a.o.n.!
22 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, goandgo!
21 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Je te remercie le fave, Lebojo!
21 months ago.