burn away sleep
and fever fizzes up the most vertical of words.
your finger on my name exerts agonising pressure
and a spasm runs through this text
while hell is slowly hatching inside my chest
like a snake creeping into the unsteady hollows of the hours.
sparks fly out of books
and the flames urgently heal each less intended breath
but there are assignments less sweet than others
and there are syllables set to vibrate
in the core of the deepest innocence.
Sara F. Costa’s poetic creation opens the door to the revitalising of many themes, through original image-filled language in which meaningful aphorisms and epigrammatic elements co-exist. Her poetry holds in perfect balance inner and outer universes seen from many angles – be that eroticism (of body or soul) or the proximity of technology. Hers is a Multiple, Refreshing and New Poetic Voice.
Sara F. Costa has a degree in Oriental Languages and Cultures and an MA in Intercultural Studies: Portuguese/Chinese, from Minho University. She works as a teacher at the Leiria Polytechnic Institute and is preparing a PhD in International Relations – International Politics and Conflict Resolution, at the University of Coimbra.
Poetry books since 2000:
A melancolia das mãos (2005), Uma devastação inteligente (2007), O Sono Extenso (2011)