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UMBELINA FROTA Linhares Pimenta Bastos


Sailing in this passion


Philosophize is not sin
your sweet way
when looking at me, and
talk to me is pretty!
Be welcome
all affection you give to me.
Sailing I am
in this insinuating passion
that makes me to dream.
For both of us
there isn’t time,
place either,
to make love.
Only the heat of your love
burns my body.

Translated by Nelson Francisco de Andrade

Submitted: Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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