Selected Poems of
Maria Teresa Horta

Translated by:

M.B. McLatchey and Edite Cunhã

Published in Springhouse, Fall 2019

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ANTICIPATION

ANTICIPATION

I constrain myself
in waiting for the poem
to arrive

with a beating of wings

with the heart on fire
in the likeness of a body

the reverse of verse
remorse locked away
quickly and quietly

hallucinating

ESPERA

Limito-me
a esperar que o poema
chegue

num bater de asas

no coração em fogo
no jogo do corpo

no reverso do verso
no remorso fechado
num silêncio depressa

alucinado

Copyright © 2019  M. B. McLatchey &
Edite Cunha, with permission. All rights reserved.
Published in Springhouse, Fall 2019.

Copyright © 2017  Maria Teresa Horta,
from her collection Poesis.
Dom Quixote Publisher, Lisbon.