Fernado Pessoa

 “I see a butterfly go by And for the first time in the universe i noticeThat butterflies do not have color or movement,/ Even as flowers do not have scent or color /Color is what has color in the butterfly’s wings, Movement is what moves in the butterfly’s movement, Scent is what has scent in the flower’s scent. The butterfly is just a butterfly And the flower just a flower.”Pessoa – 7th May 1914

Slowly the field unrolls and shines golden. The morning strays over the dips in the plain I’m extraneous to the scene i observe: I observe it, It’s outside me. No feeling links me to it. This is the feeling that links me to the new morning.” Pessoa – 29th May 1918

From Selected Poems by 
Fernando Pessoa