like mirrors, lakes
like a film looks
24 times per second
in the dark room
I am 400 ISO flying
no solutions in sight
The literal translation of this poem was made by Francisco Vilhena
The final translated version of the poem is by The Poetry Translation Workshop
We had no solution, unfortunately, for the final line's 'cem', meaning 100, which also sounds like 'sem', without.
400 ASA is 'fast' film, used in low-light conditions; now called ISO.
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