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THE DEAL

THE DEAL 

If you feel like a change
you can swap your present condition
for a case of dizziness,
bed for breathlessness,
cramps for unconsciousness.
You can lower your blood pressure
in return for a sick headache,
bore yourself to death
watching wheels going round,
or die of blood poisoning.

When you've cut some sort of deal
with the laws of nature
you can totter out of there
in thrall to the velvet hour,
sensing around you
the promise of night-scented streets
and the recklessness of summer.
You wonder what you would give
in exchange for this.

///

O ACORDO

Se precisas de uma mudança
podes trocar a tua condição actual
por um caso de tontura,
cama para a falta de ar,
espasmos para a inconsciência.
Podes baixar a tua pressão arterial
por troca com uma forte dor de cabeça,
aborreceres-te de morte
a observar as rodas a rodarem,
ou morrer por envenenamento do sangue.

Quando chegares a algum acordo
com as leis da natureza
podes ir-te embora a cambalear
para a escravidão da hora de veludo,
sentindo em teu redor
a promessa de ruas perfumadas pela noite
e a imprudência do verão.
Admira-te com o que poderias
trocar por isto.

by Hugo WILLIAMS, Engish poet (b. 1942), in "THE POETRY REVIEW", Volume 108:2, Summer 2018

(Portuguese translated by Armando TABORDA, 2018)

aNNa schramm, goandgo, buonacoppi, cammino and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


10 comments - The latest ones
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Superbe et le traitement est remarquable +++++
Bonne journée.
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Malik Raoulda
Merci bien, Malik!
3 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Super, Armando ! Like your treatment very much !
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Ulrich John
Thanks much, Ulrich!
3 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Lovely capture, well done ;-)
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Thanks much, June!
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, cammino!
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, buonacoppi!
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, goandgo!
3 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, aNNa schramm!
3 months ago.