middle age

Standard

Middle Age
Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Translation

Idade madura

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lesser life

Standard

Lesser LIfe
Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Translation

Vida menor

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field of flowers

Standard

Field of Flowers
Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Translation

Campo de Flores

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nakedness

Standard

Nakedness
Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Translation

Nudez

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destruction

Standard

Destruction
Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Translation

Destruição

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residue

Standard

Residue
Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Translation

Resíduo

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feeling of the world

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Feeling of the World
Carlos Drummond de Andrade

I have just two hands
And the feeling of the world,
But I am teeming with slaves,
my memories are streaming
and my body yields
at the crossroads of love.

When I get up, the sky
will be dead and plundered,
I’ll be dead myself,
my desire and the songless
swamp dead.

My comrades didn’t tell me
that a war was on
and I needed
To bring arms and food.
I feel scattered,
before the borders,
and I humbly beseech
your pardon.

When the bodies pass
I’ll remain alone
unraveling the memory
of the herald, the widow and the microscope man
who lived in the tent
and were missing
the next morning

that morning, more night than night itself.

Translation

Sentimiento do mundo

Tenho apenas duas mãos
e o sentimento do mundo,
mas estou cheio de escravos,
minhas lembranças escorrem
e o corpo transige
na confluência do amor.
Quando me levantar, o céu
estará morto e saqueado,
eu mesmo estarei morto,
morto meu desejo, morto
o pântano sem acordes.
Os camaradas não disseram
que havia uma guerra
e era necessário
trazer fogo e alimento.
Sinto-me disperso,
anterior a fronteiras,
humildemente vos peço
que me perdoeis.
Quando os corpos passarem,
eu ficarei sozinho
desfiando a recordação
do sineiro, da viúva e do microscopista
que habitavam a barraca
e não foram encontrados
ao amanhecer esse amanhecer
mais noite que a noite.

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the time of love

Standard

The Time of Love
Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Translation

Amor e seu tempo

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infernal

Standard

The Infernal Powers
Carlos Drummond de Andrade

 

Translation

Os poderes infernais

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