Poems From The Portuguese

Parthenon

PARTHENON


When Elgin
arrived in Athens
to defend
the Greeks
from themselves
and the Turks

he looked at all
that marble
and thought
he had to start
there:

in the end
all barbarism is pure
pragmatism.

© Translated by Ana Hudson, 2020

PARTÉNON


Quando Elgin
chegou a Atenas
para defender
os gregos
de si próprios
e dos turcos

olhou para todo
aquele mármore
e pensou que
tinha de começar
por ali:

toda a barbárie
é afinal puro
pragmatismo.

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