sexta-feira, 6 de dezembro de 2013

Invictus é o título de um poema inglês escrito por William Ernest Henley em 1875 após ter sido amputado a uma perna.

Este poema inspirou Nelson Mandela durante 27 anos de encarceramento.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

"Francois Pienaar: .... I was thinking about how you spend 30 years in a tiny cell, and come out ready to forgive the people who put you there."
Fonte: Invictus (2009)