Selected Poems of
Maria Teresa Horta

Translated by:

M.B. McLatchey and Edite Cunhã

Published in Ezra, Spring 2019

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THE LEAVES

THE LEAVES

I defoliate the petals
the leaves of the poem
until I reach perdition

desiring the unutterable

between the place where one helps
the hand that writes and the space
where the writing finds shelter

AS FOLHAS

Desfolho as pétalas
as folhas do poema
até chegar à perdição

desejando o indizível

entre o sítio onde se apoia
a mão que escreve e o espaço
o nó onde a escrita se abriga

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.