Avenida da República, I
The Nick Cave's obsessions are also mine
persistently walk along day's memory
at the music's pace invented in the 9th floor of a building at Avenida da República
where I hear sirens
like there were only wounded
and dead persons in the city
taking a shortcut towards the burying ground.
The indifferent sun protects me from sadness
shrill and intermittent sounds turn up into a Spring' spiral till its loss in the blue
rest in the sky
while I navigate through Internet
looking for the soul.
(to read the original Portuguese version please click on the picture)
by Armando TABORDA, in "Poetânea 5", Edition by the Authors, 2006
(1st edition, 2008; 2nd edition, 2017)