Certamente!

Paulo Querido. Na Internet desde 1989

29 de janeiro de 2006

A inutilidade de tentar perceber

A INUTILIDADE DE TENTAR PERCEBER.

A Useless Poem

She brought a cup of coffee

with a useless teaspoon

since I would take no sugar.

Next to us, on the table,

a really useless paper

from thirty days ago.

An eternity.

Useless flimsy silk curtains

failed to protect our eyes

from the sun

or the tears.

I gave her a useless white

handkerchief

which did not dry the wetness

of eyelashes

and only painted

sad black rainbows

on her lids.

Useless to say good bye,

for we knew.

Useless to say I love you,

for we felt.

She left.

She wanted me to fly

on my own

and now here am I

awake in bed

considering

my uselessnest to her,

the uselessnest which will

hold my baby bird

no more.

I wish I didn´t feel

so useless

at trying to understand

why.

( Miguel Ajeno, poeta colombiano azarado )