O Cataclismo e as Canções

by Conceição Lima

Feliz o que de mim restar, depois de mim
Se uma só das canções cantadas
Viver além daquele que em mim agora canta.
Da hecatombe não salvaria contudo
Uma só das canções que cantei e canto.
Às entranhas do olvido
Antes roubaria o riso das crianças
E a idade do provérbio.
 
Assim aos vindouros
Intacto ofertaria o enigma da luz.

The literal translation of this poem was made by Stefan Tobler

The final translated version of the poem is by The Poetry Translation Workshop

Comments

  1. August 29th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Gerald Kithinji says:

    I wish you would show both the original and the translation. Some of us know several languages and would like to compare.

    The PTC Responds: And we wish you could READ! Our poems are published in THREE versions: the original, a literal translation and a final translation.

  2. June 14th, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Christy says:

    Keep it coming, this is good stuff.