Exile | Ferreira Gullar, 1930-2016

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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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