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Photo by Armando Taborda

When death comes to this home
do not threaten the silence with convulsive crying.
Go to the orchard and pick fruit
press the pears and figs
between your teeth
mentalize all the yellow flowers
caress the tear of absence
lie down on the grass and remember the birds
and the burning wind
between repeated trees
and waters.

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Quando a noite chegar a esta casa
não ameaces o silêncio com o choro convulsivo.
Vai até ao pomar e colhe frutos
aperta entre os dentes as peras
e os figos
mentaliza todas as flores amarelas
acaricia a lágrima da ausência
deita-te sobre a relva e lembra-te dos pássaros
e do arder do vento
entre as árvores e as águas
que se repetem.

by Mírian FREITAS, in www.palavracomum.com, 17.09.2021

(English translated by Armando TABORDA, 2021)

Lebojo, Nouchetdu38, Ulrich John, goandgo and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


7 comments - The latest ones
 Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda club
Thanks for fave, Frans Schols, goandgo, Nouchetdu38, and Lebojo!
2 months ago. Edited 8 weeks ago.
 J.Garcia
J.Garcia club
Gosto!!
Obrigada pela partilha, Armando
2 months ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to J.Garcia club
És sempre bem-vinda, Judite!
2 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
If the saying was so easy ...
2 months ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to cammino club
...poetry can always reinvent life, cammino...
2 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
That’s impressive, Armando !
2 months ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to Ulrich John club
I agree, John! Thanks!
2 months ago.

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