I don't know if what I am is this sadness I feel

all surroundings are jazz's music I hear at a Manhattan Avenue

in Lisboa

my city of light and shadows the hills leave in the soul

this night's time

so far away from everything

so close to nothing

the sax-tenor solo sounds sarcastic

smile I swallow

with my cigar' smoke.

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

by Armando TABORDA, in "Sinfonia em Dor Menor", Edição Escola de Mar, 2007

(article 1st edition, 2008; 2nd edition 2016)