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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 desire.

///

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

(photo 2nd edition)

Lorenzo Kjell Salmonson, Ma vie rira, Le miroir de l'aube, cammino and 5 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!
9 years ago.
Armando Taborda 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?
9 years ago.
Evelyne Cole has replied to Armando Taborda
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.
9 years ago.
rodocrozit
rodocrozit
Thank you for adding it to the Lectures group !
9 years ago.
Anne Seltmann
Anne Seltmann
I just try to understand this text, if it is difficult to translate. But I feel these words and I think they are quite good
9 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Anne Seltmann
Thanks for your effort to understand my text. I am very pleased with your nice comment!
9 years ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Very nice picture and Text, Armando !
11 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Ulrich John
Thanks very much, Ulrich!
11 months ago.
Christine ****
Christine ****
Neufs ans !!et les mots de ta poésie sont toujours d'actualité ***

Le Poète a toujours raison.........immuable***

Bise***
11 months ago.
Christine **** has added
superbe cliché
11 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Christine ****
"Le poète est un menteur", Fernando PESSOA.

Bise à toi, Chistine!
11 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Christine ****
Merci de nouveau, Christine!
11 months ago.
Christine **** has replied to Armando Taborda
je ne crois pas Armando.
11 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Christine ****
qu'est ce que c'est la vérité?
11 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, goandgo!
11 months ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
hope, you had a nice time in berlin !
11 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to .t.a.o.n.
Absolutely, my friend! The best european capital after London!
11 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Gracias por el favorito, homaris!
11 months ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
*

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

*
11 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to beverleyplaya
..."indolent and unreseigned / do you feel the body's desire"? :)
11 months ago.
cammino
cammino
Right, that´s Berlin!
11 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to cammino
A smile to you, cammino!
11 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Je te remercie le fave, Le miroir de l'aube!
11 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Je te remercie le fave, Ma vie rira!
11 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, Lorenzo Salmonson!
11 months ago.