In Fatherland's anniversary
is served tepid
by ladies very well dressed
under a Requiem's rhythm of plates
cutlery and candlesticks
played to commend the souls of the national poets
dead or alive.
(to read the original Portuguese version of these texts please click on the above image)
Express everything in a blow
inspire the mystery from the slow and inexorable air
till it get lost in the stomach
afterwards expire it through an oh!
smothered in the throat.
by Armando TABORDA, in VIOLA DELTA, Volume XLIII, Mic Editors & Authors, 2006
(both texts illustrated by Fernando Grade)
(1st edition, 2008; 2nd edition, 2017)