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La Boqueria III

Mercat de la Boqueria

 

Barcelona.

 

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EMBANKMENT

  

No fim quando as cidades

não forem senão

escombros procura

 

na morada flagelada

pela água das margens

o espelho derradeiro e interroga:

 

os lugares perdidos as margens

por que tentas

prendê-los com a água?

  

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EMBANKMENT

  

In the end when cities

are nothing

but rubble search

 

through your home

scourged by the water at its banks

for the last mirror and ask:

 

the lost places the banks

why do you try

to grasp them with the water?

   

© 1995, Gastão Cruz

From: As Pedras Negras

Publisher: Relógio d'Água, Lisboa, 1995

  

© Translation: 2001, Alexis Levitin

From: Mid-American Review, XXI, 2

Publisher: Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 2001

   

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