ler AQUI um trecho explicado
d'Os Lusíadas descrevendo o Universo das Esferas.
to the poem: This
short poem is interesting in the almost casual manner by which Fernando
Pessoa says the essential about Prince Henry (mood and all) in only
five verses. The "spheres" refer to the Ptolomean model
of the universe, that was accepted in the XV century, while the
"globe of the world" refers to the orb which emperors
used to hold as a symbol of the universality of their status.
his throne amidst the glint of the spheres,
his mantle of night and solitude,
has at his feet the new sea and the dead eras-
only emperor who truly holds
globe of the world in his hand.