One Poem. One Planet. — Ferreira Gullar


when she comes
respects nothing.
Neither father nor mother.
When she struggles
up from one of her abysses
she ignores Society and the State
disdains Water Regulations
like a young
in front of the Palace of Dawn.*

And only later
does she reconsider: kisses
the eyes of those who earn little
gathers into her arms
those who thirst for happiness
and justice

And promises to set the country on fire.


— Ferreira Gullar (Brazil)


*The presidential palace in Brasilia.



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