Selected Poems of
Maria Teresa Horta

Translated by:

M.B. McLatchey and Edite Cunhã

Published in Ezra, Spring 2019

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THE HAND AND THE WRITING

THE HAND AND THE WRITING

I let my hand
run through my dream

sudden wakeups
thirsty
in the invention of the word

the other side of pain
and the truth of the page

A MÃO E A ESCRITA

Deixo a mão
correr pelo meu sonho

num sobressalto
sedento
no invento da palavra

pelo avesso da pena
e a lisura da página

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

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