Selected Poems of
Maria Teresa Horta

Translated by:

M.B. McLatchey and Edite Cunhã

Published in Metamorphoses, 2019

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FROM MUTINY TO MUTINY

FROM MUTINY TO MUTINY

From mutiny to mutiny
I give myself up to poetry

overcoming the hardships
of insidious darkness
the vertigo of longing

in the manacles of passion
the loss
to my pulse

in that singular gift
of shock and tumult

DE MOTIM EM MOTIM

De motim em motim
entrego-me à poesia

a vencer a escuridade
as agruras da insídia
a vertigem da saudade

na paixão de algemar
o perdimento
ao meu pulso

nessa dádiva singular
de sobressalto e tumulto

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.