Treasure Island

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

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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