UMBELINA FROTA Linhares Pimenta Bastos


I find poetry in my life
In my smiles
In my tears
In my day to day sufferings
I find poetry in my sadnesses
Humiliations, disillusionments
I find poetry from the night badly slept
From my dreams badly dreamed,
Lost in the blackout of my life
I find poetry of what I could have lived
And I didn’t.
I find poetry from everything I have lost,
Of what I tried to give but I couldn’t
I find poetry from my soul,
from my viscera so that everybody
Can smile.


Tiro a poesia
de minha vida
dos meus sorrisos
de minhas lágrimas
de meus sofrimentos
do dia a dia.
tiro a poesia,
das minhas tristezas
humilhações, decepções
tiro a poesia
das noites mal dormidas
dos meus sonhos
mal sonhados, perdidos
na escuridão de minha vida
tiro a poesia
daquilo que poderia
ter vivido e não vivi.
tiro a poesia de tudo que perdi,
daquilo que tentei dar e não consegui
tiro a poesia
da minha alma,
das minhas entranhas
para que todos possam sorrir.

Translated by Nelson Francisco de Andrade

Submitted: Sunday, December 07, 2008

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  • Rookie - 9 Points Linda Winchell (12/7/2008 5:16:00 PM)

    I loved this poem! Felt your pain and your sadness. You are a true Brazilian! ! ! ! I am a Spanish girl! My mother and Grandmother are from Porta Plata, Dominican Rep. So I too have the passion inside of me to express it in words. God Bless, Linda
    Bravo, Miss Umbelina! Bravo! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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