João Tomaz Parreira

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J.T.Parreira was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1947. Portuguese poet, evangelical poet. Writer.Journalist.
Since 1966.
'My poetry speaks about God and the Humankind. I look for in the deepest of men, his values, his beauty and his suffering.'- he said. In portuguese television(RTP2) , 'Caminhos', em 2002.
Popular Poems
The Flamenco Dancer
She pours water in its feet.
When she dances with her flames
puts out of her mouth
the tired heart.
The Hand To The Way Of E.E.Cummings
the hand slips(in the love things
the same hand that it dries the tears) and
to do to explode the silence
the hand(that invents new rhythms
Picasso gives us Things
which disorganize our eyes
The lines fly parallel
but later they break away
Piet Mondrian
The lines produce
the simple things
the world
Its lines are not
The Bullfight
Man and bull disarm
one another
bodies touch
as arrows


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