Poem "Iuruparí" from the book "Catuetê Curupira" by Marcia Theophilo

Iuruparí God of the dream
the dreams that are within us
are not inventions of our fantasy
they are concrete
have colours
dreams terrify us
dreams make us happy
they teach us to live
play with us torment us
they show us the way
dreams open doors
and we fly through unknown lands


I want to fly on the wings of Iuruparí


Márcia Theóphilo - 1979
English version by Hania Kochansky -2000

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