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|Jorge de Sena (born November 2, 1919) – Portuguese poet, playwright, essayist|
Read about Jorge de Sena here
Watch a biography of Jorge de Sena with an interview:
“When I feel that I’m on the point of writing a poem, I refuse know what to think about what the poem will be. Because I want the poem to be entirely free to develop by instinct from inside and by itself.”
Three poems of love and desire by Jorge de Sena:
Wuthering Expectations on Jorge de Sena’s book Metamorphoses:
Metamorphoses was immediately pleasing. Easier, I guess. The images are helpful, giving the reader something on which to knock the poem. When a statue of Demeter in the British Museum is described as:
Monster in vast pleats, no head,
no legs, no arms. A mountain
of hips and trunk. Cliffs
the monster and the mountain are immediately visible, and when the poet plunges into the volcano to form the marble (“slowly pushed, pushed up \ through gaping crust”), the change is only logical, as is the statue’s final transformation into “immaculate flesh” at the end of the poem.