A Morte Do Athleta

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Published: 1883
Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 2,882 / 16 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 511
Added to site: 2007.09.01
mnybks.net#: 18085
Genre: Poetry
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do vosso deus, longe da vossa crença.

E então erguendo as mãos, como n'um sonho ardente,
como um vencido, e olhando o Egoismo, a Ingratidão,
sentido-vos morrer, inevitavelmente,
lembrando a vossa aldeia, a infancia, a multidão,
talvez vos confesseis, amarguradamente,
que não achastes nunca, oh! nunca, um coração!

Feliz inda comtudo o espirito-poeta!
que n'este desabar d'um mundo egoista e molle,
tendo perdido o Amor, a pérola secreta,
os astros dos seu ceu, e um peito que o console,
poder inda expirar, assim como um athleta,
--aos pés do seu Ideal, voltado para o sol.

Era uma vez um rijo e energico athleta,
forte como os heroes, frio como as espadas.
Ninguem em Roma tinha a barba assim tão preta,
musculos mais viris, pernas mais bem talhadas.
Ninguem tinha esse olhar firme como a lanceta,
extranho como

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