The navigation starts by nightfall

and slows down at night

magnificent of solitude

global nothing at the empty sockets even from blue eyes

the sky

uncoloured as well once the optical illusion sees

blue everywhere

or maybe green

upon my word this is certainly the sea's colour

navigation's abyss

and from salvages

one can only hear the surf's


(to read the original Portuguese version please click on the figure)

by Armando TABORDA, in "SINFONIA EM DOR MENOR", Edição Escola de Mar, 2007

Illustration by Carlos ALEXANDRE

(1st edition, 2008; 2nd edition, 2017)