Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cloud

(image by Simona)

Olhar o céu e 
ver tantas estrelas
que não cabem nos olhos.


Vi o teu rosto
numa nuvem 
passando rápido 
no escuro.


E menti 
deitada no quintal
dizendo que voltaria.


Apagou metade das luzes -
a mentira.
A nuvem.

To look at the sky
and find more stars
than your eyes can
hold.

I wanted to tell you
I saw your face in
a cloud passing fast
in the dark.

Lying in the yard
I lied to myself
saying you'd be back.

It erased half the starry sky -
the lie.
That cloud.




12 comments:

  1. How many times
    do we cocoon ourselves in that cloud
    dreaming of all these promising stars
    beyond

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    1. How come you got here so fast? :)

      Thanks for being around Martin and for caring enough to leave a comment. ;)

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  2. This was beautiful and evocative. Often, I see things in the stars, blink and they've changed into something else.

    Thanks - this was good.

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  3. ver tantas estrellas
    que no caben en los ojos

    Un abrazo, Kenia

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  4. E existem pessoas como você, que fazem a dor ser suportável e bela.

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  5. Sometimes I think we find in the cloucs things we wish to see.

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  6. we reflect in the clouds. beautiful poem!

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  7. I love the duality of the cloud; in the world it can either block the sun and provide shade/relief or it can keep the rays from reaching us thereby darkening our world. Here it brought the face of the other person but it also erased the stars.
    This was a really great piece Kenia! I can relate to it very well.

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  8. Tem presentinho pra você lá no blog participe. :)
    Estamos comemorando 2 aninhos do blog. :)
    http://linethali.blogspot.com/2012/02/presentinho.html
    beijos.

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