Armando Taborda

Armando Taborda

Posted on 02/28/2017


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"The Stones I Tread"

"The Stones I Tread"
I do not know the stones I tread
In the wild path
But I know the direction I follow

I do not know where the valley drives me
In its troubled water
But I know it is into the sea

I do not know where the cry leads me
In its brief resonance
But I know it will echo in the mountains

I don' know who I am
I don't know how I got here
But I know I will dwell this ground
As the stars I tread.

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Não sei as pedras que piso
Na vereda agreste
Mas sei o rumo que sigo

Não sei onde me leva o vale
Nas suas águas bravas
Mas sei que é para o mar

Não sei aonde me leva o grito
Na sua ressonância breve
Mas sei que ecoará nas montanhas

Não sei quem sou
Não sei como cheguei aqui
Mas sei que habitarei este chão
Como as pedras que piso.

by Fernando Reis LUÍS, in "NOS SOCALCOS DA SERRA", Arandis Editora, 2014

(English translated by Armando TABORDA, 2014)

(1st edition, 2014; 2nd edition, 2017)

Ulrich John, Steve Bucknell, Malik Raoulda, buonacoppi and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


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beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o

sometimes a lonely path we tread
filled with stones along the way
we hope that we get well fed
what more can I say ;-)
a little drink would be so good
as we walk along life's path
sometimes there is sand in the shoes
and a little pebble or two . . .
kick off those shoes and paddle
in the water that's there 4 U ;-)
3 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to beverleyplaya
"the water is there 4 U", but we don't know who we are nor how we got here, Bev :)

"kick off my shoes" & kiss you
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Armando Taborda
o0o my Mum and Dad said I was found under a goosberry bush ;-) o0o

oooh I'm not in the water yet so you can keep your shoes on :-))) kisses 4U
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to beverleyplaya
your parents were clever providing you a destiny, Bev

we all are drowning, my dear...I keep my shoes off :) :) :)
3 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
I'm not accustom to poetry, never realy read any since school...I thing I understrand images better dans words, but , I love what I read here !
3 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Nylonbleu
you should start right now reading poetry, Isabelle

you know, poetry provides other perspective of the images you understand :)
3 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, .t.a.o.n.!
3 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, Kaunos!
3 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, Lorenzo Salmonson!
3 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Je te remercie le fave, Thérèse!
8 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Je te remercie le fave, Christine ****!
8 months ago.
Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38
Muito bonito!!!!!
Avec mon amitié!
8 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Nouchetdu38
Merci beaucoup, Nouchet!
8 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Remarquable et belle évasion poétique ++++++
8 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Malik Raoulda
Merci à toi, Malik!
8 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, Steve Bucknell!
8 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Nice picture and nice words !
8 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Ulrich John
Thanks twice, my friend!
8 months ago.