Thursday, April 24, 2008

É urgente!!!

Photo by Sailor Girl of «Queen Elizabeth 2» in Lisbon Port (September 2007).

«É urgente o amor. É urgente um barco no mar. É urgente destruir certas palavras, ódio, solidão e crueldade, alguns lamentos, muitas espadas. É urgente inventar alegria, multiplicar os beijos, as searas, é urgente descobrir rosas e rios e manhãs claras. Cai o silêncio nos ombros e a luz impura, até doer. É urgente o amor, é urgente permanecer

«It is urgent to have Love. It is urgent to have a boat on the sea. It is urgent to destroy some words, hatred, loneliness and cruelty, some complaints, many swords. It is urgent to invent happiness, to multiply kisses, harvests. It is urgent to discover roses and rivers and bright mornings. Silence falls on the shoulders and the impure light, until it hurts. It is urgent to have Love, it is urgent to remain.»

Poem by Portuguese Writer and Poet Eugénio de Andrade and translation by Sailor Girl (please help me to improve it). It goes along with the first music now playing at Rádio Atlântico Azul, «Urgent», by Foreigner!

6 comments:

Eugénio said...

Só um Eugénio te metia outra vez a escrever em Português
;)

Clueless in boston said...

Lovely poem and sentiments. Your picture could almost be a poster for a cruise ship line.

George Townboy said...

Beautiful photo!! And I love the poem!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am impressed with this ship and this post. Nice work.

d´Agolada said...

Ola Saylor girl, eres a gañadora de dous premios no meu blog, pásate por eles cando queiras. Bonitas fotos. Saúdos.

Sailor Girl said...

Obrigada a todos (só agora vim aqui)! Thank you all for your nice comments!!!