Sunday, March 27, 2011

Poema de Beco

Que importa a paisagem, a Glória, a baía
a linha do horizonte?
-O que vejo é o beco. - Manuel Bandeira

A translation would be something like this.

What does it matter - Gloria (a suburb of Rio), the bay, the horizon.
What I see is the alleyway.

Small restaurant,
an alley,
red light.
No pretense,
a feast, a poem,
a generous host.

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