Selected Poems of
Maria Teresa Horta

Translated by:

M.B. McLatchey and Edite Cunhã

Published in Springhouse, Fall 2019

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IDEALIZATION

IDEALIZATION

I fashion with care  
poetry
and words

life and its stories
the stars
and the characters

I use in my life

Between verses
stanzas
gardenias and just before dawn

spinning and weaving

I fashion the passion
and the rose
of my work

IDEALIZAÇÃO

Idealizo com esmero
a poesia
e as palavras

a vida e as histórias
as estrelas
e as personagens

usadas no meu viver

Por entre versos
estâncias
gardénias e madrugadas

a fiar e a tecer

idealizo a paixão
e a rosa
do meu escrever

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.