Poem "Us trees" from the book "Kupahúba" by Marcia Theophilo

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Us trees live off rains
perennial dews and mists
rivers and oceans
morning vapours
and delicate fogs

During the day the heat
of sunbeams
dilates our sublunary bodies
so they can absorb deep down
the sweetest night dew.


Márcia Theóphilo, 2000
English version by Riccardo Duranti, 2001

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