Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Carlos Drummond de Andrade Poems

41. Aporia 3/24/2010
42. An Ox Looks At Man 3/24/2010

An Ox Looks At Man

They are more delicate even than shrubs and they run
and run from one side to the other, always forgetting
Surely they lack I don't know what
basic ingredient, though they present themselves
as noble or serious, at times.
Oh, terribly serious,
even tragic.
Poor things, one would say that they hear

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