Artur Azevedo

(7 July 1855 - 22 October 1908 / Maranhão)

Velha Anedota


Tertuliano, frívolo peralta,
Que foi um paspalhão desde fedelho,
Tipo incapaz de ouvir um bom conselho,
Tipo que, morto, não faria falta;

Lá um dia deixou de andar à malta,
E, indo à casa do pai, honrado velho,
A sós na sala, diante de um espelho,
À própria imagem disse em voz bem alta:

— Tertuliano, és um rapaz formoso!
És simpático, és rico, és talentoso!
Que mais no mundo se te faz preciso? —

Penetrando na sala, o pai sisudo,
Que por trás da cortina ouvira tudo,
Severamente respondeu: — Juízo. —

Submitted: Monday, June 04, 2012
Edited: Monday, June 04, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Velha Anedota by Artur Azevedo )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. She in Desert, Akhtar Jawad
  2. A bucket of paint, Piyush Dey
  3. Value be given, gajanan mishra
  4. Egypt, Tony Adah
  5. A Tribute To Gray's Elegy, Naveed Khalid
  6. Nothing i can offer, binod bastola
  7. Canonical, Naveed Khalid
  8. Africanesse not Darkness, Famoroti Odunayo Israel
  9. A Broken Mirror, Naveed Khalid
  10. Wings of Shakti, Poet Dragon

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Herrick

Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]