Poem "Amazon Forest" from the book "Catuetê Curupira" by Marcia Theophilo

Ocean of trees
the earth created the forest
green for six million kilometres
the feather mimics the leaf
force of natural elements
carillon, hammer,
trill of birds
arara araponga parrot
royal seagull
two wings
two meters of winged branches


Márcia Theóphilo - 1976
English version by Hania Kochansky -2000

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