«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.»
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Photo by Sailor Girl of «Queen Elizabeth 2» in Lisbon Port (September 2007).
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!