The navigators

Multiplicity makes us drunk
Astonishment leads us on
With daring and desire and calculated skill
We've broken the limits -
But the one God
Keeps us from straying
Which is why at each port we cover with gold
The sombre insides of our churches

Os navegadores

O múltiplo nos enebria
O espanto nos guia
Com audácia desejo e calculado engenho
Forçámos os limites -
Porém o Deus uno
De desvios nos protege
Por isso ao longo das escadas
Cobrimos de oiro o interior sombrio das igrejas

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen


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2010 Selected Poetry
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