Etiènne de la Boétie: Le discours de la Servitude Volontaire.
I have recently read that anarchists are particularly inspired by this wonderful text. I don’t really see why is that. It seems to me that Boetie has a very deep understanding about what freedom really is, an understanding that I always failed to find in anarchist proposals. He tackles the issue of individual responsibility to preserve freedom, and shows us a way to find in ourselves the strenght to resist to moral corruption, so that, even in the darkest oppression, we can at least preserve the memory of freedom, so that, when the circumstances provide us the capacity to strive for it, we will have our moral integrity untouched.
- Homage to Jacques Prévert: a very good site with english and french versions.
- Em Português: an excellent site with more than a thousand poems, plus biography, analysis of some of his heteronims ans essays about him. All of this and more in the Brazilian online Journal of Poetry -Jornal de Poesia- where you will also find thousands of other poems written or translated into portuguese.
- Poema para Galileu . I simply love this poem!
- The Prophet. I particularly love the poems about Love and Children. I think that nobody has defined love so clearly and completely as Gibran did in The Prophet.