Poems From The Portuguese

in the beginning was the word

in the beginning was the word

in the beginning was the word and
the word became you
flesh that I savour
in the randomness of time and
which never satisfies me
in the randomness of life

no princípio era o verbo

no princípio era o verbo e
o verbo fez-se tu
carne que saboreio
ao acaso do tempo e
que nunca me sacia
ao acaso da vida

© Translated by Ana Hudson, 2010

Unpublished, July 2010

© Bénédicte Houart

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