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The House

A house is rising up here in my body,
without doors, without walls, without a roof;
should the sea come in, I would hear the sirens,
were it summer once again, there would be just dew.

No meu corpo uma casa se levanta,
sem portan, sem paredes, sem talhado:
sntrasse o mar por ela ouviria as sereias,
fosse outra vez verão seria só orvalho.

"The House", ©, Eugénio de Andrade, Portugal
From Another Name for Earth
English translation, © Alexis Levetin

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