Earth (Terra)

English translation

Earth

When I found myself arrested
In a prison cell
That's when I first saw
Those famous pictures
In which you appear entire
However you were not naked
But covered by clouds…
 
Earth! Earth!
However distant
The wandering navigator
Who could ever forget you?...
 
Nobody supposes the brunette
Inside the bluish star
In the vertigo of the movie
I send you an embrace,
Little one – as if I were
The homesick poet
And you were the Paraíba*…
 
Earth! Earth!
However distant
The wandering navigator
Who could ever forget you?...
 
I’m just in love
With an earth girl
Earth element sign
From the sea is said “earth in sight”
Earth to the foot solidity
Earth to the hand caress
Other stars** for you are guides…
 
Earth! Earth!
However distant
The wandering navigator
Who could ever forget you?...
 
I am a lion of fire
Without you I’d burn up
I’d burn up myself eternally
And it would be worthless
The fact of my being people
And people is another joy
Different than stars’s…
 
Earth! Earth!
However distant
The wandering navigator
Who could ever forget you?...
 
From where neither time nor space
May the Force send courage
For us to treat you tenderly
During all the journey
That you carry out in the nothing
Through which you bear
The name of your flesh…
 
Earth! Earth!
However distant
The wandering navigator
Who could ever forget you?...
Earth! Earth!
However distant
The wandering navigator
Who could ever forget you?...
Earth! Earth!
However distant
The wandering navigator
Who could ever forget you?...
 
In the townhouses’s terraces
Of the old city of Salvador
There are remembrances of damsels
From the time of the Emperor
Everything, everything in Bahia
Makes us to be fond of
Bahia*** has such a way…
 
Earth! Earth!
However distant
The wandering navigator
Who could ever forget you?...
Earth!
 
*Paraíba – One of the states of Brazil.
**Astros (Celestial bodies) translated as “Stars”.
***Bahia - One of the states of Brazil. The city of Salvador is the capital of Bahia.
 
Submitted by Milton Pan on Fri, 24/02/2012 - 11:56
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Portuguese

Terra

Quando eu me encontrava preso, na cela de uma cadeia
Foi que eu vi pela primeira vez, as tais fotografias
Em que apareces inteira, porém lá não estava nua
E sim coberta de nuvens
 

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