Nando Reis - Santa Maria (English translation)

English translation

Virgin Mary

When you put your boots on
And showed up completely astonishing
The sky fell, breaking the theatre's roof
And that was how Virgin Mary met us
I was onstage and you were taking steps
Your heels didn't know they would be dancing a waltz
And I remember your face
Over my shoulder
It made a horizon
For the sun that already wasn't there
It went away with the day
Behind the mountains
It remained forevermore inside
In my body
Your body
Forgetting me over your skin
Love called us in
And we both said 'I do'
 
Then you took your boots off
And fell asleep, completely astonishing
Sleep is poetry with a tactile text
And that was how we moved apart from Virgin Mary
And there she stayed
We got aboard to take a last trip
And I remember your face
Your taste
Your fingers
That got confused between mine
And seemed to belong to the other1
It entered to stay, forevermore inside
In my body
Your body
Writing about itself over my skin2
Love asked us
And we both said 'It's done'
 
When you put your boots on
And showed up completely astonishing
The sky fell, breaking the theatre's roof
And that was how Virgin Mary met us
I was onstage and you were taking steps
Your heels didn't know they would be dancing a waltz
And I remember your face
Over my shoulder
It made a horizon
For the sun that already wasn't there
It went away with the day
Behind the mountains
It remained forevermore inside
In my body
Your body
Forgetting me over your skin
Love called us in
And we both said 'I do'
 
We said 'I do'
We said, we said, we said 'I do'
We said 'I do'
 
  • 1. It means that he thought his significant other's fingers were actually his and contrariwise.
  • 2. Like a tattoo?
Translation done by Alma Barroca. In case you want to reprint it, please ask for permission first and always cite my name as its author. /
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Submitted by Alma Barroca on Fri, 26/01/2018 - 20:40
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