“Build Me A Cottage”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Fernando Pessoa Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol
Music by: Keaton Henson
Produced for: Musea Guarda
“Video poem made in a abandoned wool factory in Portugal for the museum of Guarda by Pat van Boeckel and Peter van der Pol.”
“Build Me A Cottage” by Fernando Pessoa
Build me a cottage deep
In a forest, a simple, silent home,
Like a breath in a sleep,
Where all wish may be never to roam
And a pleasure all smallness may keep.
A palace high then build,
With confusion of lights and of rooms,
A strange sense to yield,
Whither my desire from the cottage’s glooms
May go, to return, unfulfilled.
Then dig me a grave,
That what cottage nor palace can give
I at length may have,
That the weariness of all ways to live
May cease like the last of a wave.