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Berlin

Berlin
Days go away
without writing
neither life
nor faith
or adventure

within the dominant comfort
of aging
without warning

no fright

as it was welcomed
in the context of the soul that claims

indolent
and unresigned

the body's desires.

///

Passam-se os dias
sem escrita
nem vida
nem fé
nem aventura

no conforto dominante
da velhice
sem aviso

nem sobressalto

como se fosse bem-vinda
no contexto da alma que reclama
indolente
e inconformada

os desejos do corpo.

by Armando TABORDA, in "POETÂNEA 5", 2006

(post 1st edition, 2016; 2nd edition, 2020)

Nouchetdu38, vero, J.Garcia, Annemarie and 10 other people have particularly liked this photo


27 comments - The latest ones
 Evelyne Cole
Evelyne Cole
Your poem is really good and sounds even better in portuguese. Thank you for sharing, although your poem did not come exactly at the right time as I have been trying to pull myself out of that mood for the last few days...not your mistake. It's the weather!
13 years ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to Evelyne Cole
Thank you Evelyne for your appreciation. For sure the poem sounds much better in Portuguese because, originally, it was writen in my mother tongue . The English translation loses the word's musicality. The weather will pull yourself again into the proper mood within a couple of days. I hope! Do you speak Portuguese?
13 years ago.
Evelyne Cole
has replied to Armando Taborda club
No Armando, I don't know Portuguese at all, except for a few words. I speak spanish to italians and portugueses without too much problem! This is longtime ago. Now my spanish is pretty low.
13 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Very nice picture and Text, Armando !
5 years ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to Ulrich John club
Thanks very much, Ulrich!
5 years ago.
 Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda club
Thanks for fave, goandgo!
5 years ago.
 .t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
hope, you had a nice time in berlin !
5 years ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to .t.a.o.n.
Absolutely, my friend! The best european capital after London!
5 years ago.
 Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda club
Gracias por el favorito, homaris!
5 years ago.
 beverley
beverley club
*

alas my glass is empty now
a clear head I need for where I go
to see the sights and sounds it's true
I know there is much for me to do . . .
the need to prepare for what I shall see
and for some silence that I know must be
in my heart and head a sanctuary
I leave In silence with my thoughts . . .
remembering everything I've been taught

*
5 years ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to beverley club
..."indolent and unreseigned / do you feel the body's desire"? :)
5 years ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Right, that´s Berlin!
5 years ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to cammino club
A smile to you, cammino!
5 years ago.
 Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda club
Je te remercie le fave, Le miroir de l'aube!
5 years ago.
 Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda club
Je te remercie le fave, Ma vie rira!
5 years ago.
 Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda club
Thanks for fave, Lorenzo Salmonson!
5 years ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Un beau texte comme toujours...!
6 months ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to Malik Raoulda club
Merci du coeur, Malik!
6 months ago.
 J.Garcia
J.Garcia club
..a alma permanece atenta aos sentidos!
Gosto muito, Armando
Berlim é, na realidade, uma cidade maravilhosa
Pelo clima, depois de Lisboa eu vou para o sul, Itália
6 months ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to J.Garcia club
No Sul é que a gente está bem! Mas de facto, Berlim, é uma cidade que recupera com qualidade da separação imposta no pós-guerra! Muita coisa para ver, muito conforto e qualidade de vida. Só a dieta não presta, aliás, em toda a Alemanha. Nada substitui com vantagem as dietas Portuguesa (1ª) e Italiana (2ª).

Gosta e agradeço que tenhas apreciado o texto.
6 months ago.
 vero
vero club
sublime texte, plein d"émotions, Amicalement Véro
6 months ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to vero club
Merci du coeur, vero! Bisou!
6 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
I see you are having a great time!
6 months ago.
Armando Taborda club
has replied to cammino club
...some years ago, yes!
6 months ago.
 Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda club
Je te remercie le fave, Nouchetdu38!
6 months ago.

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