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Let the shadow go down and take us
in its mystery, in which everything
is passage and threshold, stealthy
and incandescent presence.

The river flows and your face
is submerged, your voice,
maybe the memory of other faces
and other voices
crossing in the fold of time
twinning in the dark,
maybe they're nothing but debris
of an old dream
or a fright vision
of the eternal.



Que a sombra desça e nos tome
no seu mistérioi, em que tudo
é passagem e limiar, presença
furtiva e incandescente.

O rio flui e nele se submerge
o teu rosto, a tua voz,
talvez a memória de outros rostos
e de outras vozes
cruzando-se na dobra do tempo
aparentando-se na escuridão,
talvez não sejam senão destroços
de um antigo sonho
ou de uma visão em sobressalto
do eterno.

by Maria João CANTINHO, in "Palavra Comum - Revista galega de artes e letras",, posted 06.10.2020

(English translated by Armando TABORDA, 2021)

(photograph taken from Internet - published under the fair use doctrine for non-commercial educational purposes)

Nouchetdu38, Erika Akire, cammino, Ulrich John and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo

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Annemarie club
2 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda club
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2 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Le mystère du passage a l'ombre.... Bon Weekend dans la clarté.
2 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to Malik Raoulda club
C'est ça, Malik! Merci!

Cependant, aujourd'hui le soleil est bien visible!
2 weeks ago.
J.Garcia club
No imaginário, a realidade e o desejo caminham juntos
Belo poema
Obrigado, Armando
2 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to J.Garcia club
A Maria João vai gostar que tu gostes!

És bem-vinda, Judite!
2 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Amazing !
2 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to Ulrich John club
Many thanks, John!
2 weeks ago.
cammino club
We are all only guests on earth ...
2 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to cammino club
...yes, you're of these days we have to leave...
2 weeks ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...chaos already reigns in space too...
2 weeks ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to Erika Akire club
YES! Do you know the butterfly effect of the Chaos Theory? A metaphor for it is that if a butterfly flaps its wings in Texas can cause a hurricane in China.
2 weeks ago.
 Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda club
Je te remercie le fave, Nouchetdu38!
2 weeks ago.
 Le vert des rivières
Le vert des rivières club
Bonjour Armando,

13 days ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to Le vert des rivières club
Bonjour, retournée d'Atlantis!
13 days ago.

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