I am stone and I live in every corner
I am a bird an I do not know the winter
I am alive and want them to know it
the rain's dampers, the heat and the wind's freshness
I am air, water and I come from the bowels of the earth.
I am the fruit of a tree.
Márcia Theóphilo, 1976
English version by Hania Kochansky, 2000