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At Times I Have

At times I have happy ideas,
Ideas suddenly happy, in among ideas
And the words in which they naturally shake free...

After writing, I read...
What made me write that?
Where have I been to find that?
Where did that come to me from? It is better than me...
Shall we have been, in the world, at the most, pen and ink
With which somebody writes properly what we here jot?...

poem by from The Collected Poems of Álvaro de Campos (1934)Report problemRelated quotes
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Dan Costinas said on 08 April 2021:
* Álvaro de Campos was one of the poet's various heteronyms.

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