Should Somebody One Day

Fernando Pessoa

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Should somebody one day knock at your door
Announcing he's an emissary of mine,
Never believe him, nor that it is I;
For to knock does not go with my vainglory,
Even at the unreal door of the sky.

But should you, naturally and without hearing
Anyone knock, come to your door, unbar it
And find somebody waiting (it appears)
To dare to knock, give it some thought. It was
My emissary and I and the retinue of my glorying
In what drives to despair and what despairs.
Unbar to who does not knock at your door!

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  • Rahaug

    "Should Somebody One Day" is a thought-provoking poem that really resonates with me. It made me really ponder about the messages that come to us when we least expect it. However, I am a bit confused about the overall tone of the poem. Is it supposed to feel melancholic or hopeful? What do you guys think?