„When I was born, one of those twisted
angels who live in the shadows said:
"Carlos, get ready to be a misfit in life!"
My God, why have you forsaken me
if you knew that I wasn't God,
if you knew that I was weak.
World so large, world so wide,
if my name were Clyde,
it would be a rhyme but not an answer.
World so wide, world so large,
my heart's even larger.
I shouldn't tell you,
but this moon
but this brandy
make me sentimental as hell.“
— Carlos Drummond de Andrade
"Poema de sete faces" ["Seven-sided Poem"]