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Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Poems of Carlos Drummond de Andrade

41. Ulterior Desire -- English translation of Inconfesso Desejo 3/24/2010
42. Where Not Long Ago We Talked 3/24/2010


An insect digs
digs without alarm
perforating the earth
without finding escape.
What to do, exhausted,
in a blocked country,
union of the night
root and mineral?
And the labyrinth
(oh reason and mystery)
suddenly untie itself:
in green, lonely,
an orchid is born.

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