Selected Poems of
Maria Teresa Horta

Translated by:

M.B. McLatchey and Edite Cunhã

Published in Metamorphoses, 2019

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DELIRIUMS

DELIRIUMS

At first one hears
the wings
with their veiled whispers

then the feathers
obscured
by pearls and satins

Murmurs of silk
mutineers

in a whirring of desire
verses, delights
sonnets and deliriums

of lilies shattered

DELÍRIOS

Primeiro escutam-se
as asas
no seu rumor velado

depois as plumas
turvas
de pérolas e cetins

Gemidos de seda
amotinados

num zunido de desejo
estrofes, deleite
sonetos e delírios

de lírios estilhaçados

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

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