Exile | Ferreira Gullar, 1930-2016

Anna Kövecses,  Ipanema

In a house in Ipanema surrounded by trees and birds

         in the hot shade of afternoon

                   among familiar furniture

         in the hot shade of afternoon

                   among trees and birds

         among familiar odours

         they live their lives

         they live my life

in the shade of a hot afternoon

in the shadow of a hot afternoon

Ferreira Gullar*, 1930-2016
tr. Richard Zenith

*Exiled by the Brazilian dictatorship, 1964-85

Ferreira Gullar, 1957


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