|The Two Kings of Portugal
after Fernando Pessoa
for Antonio Viera
Sky blazes in its blueness.
Dazzling. And our true Kings of
Portugal -- the luminous one,
the absent one -- they are blue.
And they are meditation,
who slip in & out of moonlight.
Don Sebastian, King of
Midnight. No, ethereal light,
daylight, desire's piercing light.
On both banks of the Tejo --
the Fifth Empire's blue morning...