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FORAGING

FORAGING
It's easy to lose us, raggedy children.
Your hands forget they held our hands,

your laps forget we sat on them.
You let our smell go sour.

Bad children, there isn't enough for us.
Where do we belong?

A bird sings in the imagined house.
Tap, tap, let us in.

If we were better, if we were golden,
it could be us there, hopping and singing.

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FORRAGEM

É fácil perder-mo-nos, crianças esfarrapadas.
As vossas mãos esquecem que se deram às nossas.

Os vossos regaços esquecem que lá nos sentamos.
Deixas o teu perfume azedar.

Crianças más, nada nos é suficiente.
Aonde é que pertencemos?

Um pássaro canta numa casa imaginária.
Toc, toc, deixa-nos entrar.

Se fôssemos melhores, se fôssemos douradas,
Talvez nos deixasse entrar, esperançadas, a cantar.

by Christina DUNHILL, in "Poetry Review", Volume 103: 1, Spring 2013

(Portuguese translated by Armando TABORDA, 2017)

(post 1st edition, 2013; 2nd edition, 2017; 3rd edition, 2021)

ColRam, Nouchetdu38, Danielle, Fred Fouarge and 21 other people have particularly liked this photo


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 Armando Taborda
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Thanks for fave, Lorenzo Salmonson!
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 Renate
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Schöne Arbeit.
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Thanks much, Renate!
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 * Lemarchal *
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Fantastik !!!
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Muchas gracias, Paloma!
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Thanks for fave, Hannelore Schmid!
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Thanks for fave, John Hodgkiss!
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Je te remercie le fave, AlyS!
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Je te remercie le fave, Lebojo!
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 .t.a.o.n.
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that's great !
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Many many many thanks, Robert!
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 Bruno Suignard
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extra!!Armando********************
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Mille mercis à toi, Bruno!
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Thanks for fave, Kalena Reyna!
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Thanks for fave, Beyond.Zero!
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Je te remercie le fave, Christine ****!
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Remarquable et équidistant ☆☆☆☆☆☆
Bonne et agréable fin de semaine.
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Merci de mon coeur, Malik!
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 Ulrich John
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Fantastic work !
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You're very kind, John!
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Je te remercie le fave, Boro!
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 Erika Akire
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...imposing with the poem...
4 months ago.
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I agree, Erika! Thanks!
4 months ago.
 cammino
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Kinderarmut ist in einem reichen Staat eine Schande.
4 months ago.
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So true, cammino, there are not many birdhouses with open gates.
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 Armando Taborda
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Thanks for fave, Fred Fouarge, Danielle, Nouchetdu38, and ColRam!
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