Carlos Drummond de Andrade


Carlos Drummond de Andrade Poems

1. Souvenir of the Ancient World 1/20/2003
2. Apparition Of Love 3/24/2010
3. Quadrilha -- with English translation 3/24/2010
4. Don't Kill Yourself 3/24/2010
5. Time 3/24/2010
6. Sentiment Of The world 3/24/2010
7. In The Middle Of The Road 3/24/2010
8. José 3/24/2010
9. New Year's Recipe 3/24/2010
10. Dawn 3/24/2010
11. For Always -- English translation of Para Sempre 3/24/2010
12. The Elephant 3/24/2010
13. Lost Hope 3/24/2010
14. Shoulders Support The World 3/24/2010
15. Poetry 3/24/2010
16. Para Sempre -- with English translation 3/29/2010
17. Beach - Palm - Peace 3/24/2010
18. An Ox Looks At Man 3/24/2010
19. Flesh That Is Shamed 3/24/2010
20. Truth 3/24/2010

Apparition Of Love

Sweet ghost, why do you visit me
as in other times our bodies visited each other?
Your transparency dampens my skin
coming together in caresses that can never happen
no one ever received a kiss from a vanished face.

But you insist, sweetness. I hear your voice,
the same voice, the same tone,
the same light syllables

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