Friday, November 13, 2009

Translation experiment

It is urgent to love.
It is urgent to have a boat on the sea.

It is urgent to destroy certain words,
hate, loneliness and cruelty,
some lamentations,
many swords.

It is urgent to invent joy,
to multiply kisses, the corn fields,
it is urgent to discover roses and rivers
and bright mornings.

Silence falls on our shoulders and the light,
impure, until it hurts.
It is urgent to love, it is urgent
to stay.



É urgente o amor.
É urgente um barco no mar.

É urgente destruir certas palavras,
ódio, solidão e crueldade,
alguns lamentos,
muitas espadas.

É urgente inventar alegria,
multiplicar os beijos, as searas,
é urgente descobrir rosas e rios
e manhãs claras.

Cai o silêncio nos ombros e a luz
impura, até doer.
É urgente o amor, é urgente
permanecer.


Eugenio de Andrade


1 Comments:

At 11:25 am, Anonymous Hakan Özkan said...

Urge love! Good message, good translation, princess.

 

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