A salt stone
becomes part of the ocean — very little! —
The soul remained lighter
than the body.
The music, far beyond
Of the lever,
its reason of being: the impetus.
Only the seal remains, the finishing
of the work.
The light which survives the star
and is its crown.
The wonderful. The immortal.
What I lost was so little.
But it was what I loved best.
LISBOA, Henriqueta. Poemas Escolhidos. Chosen Poems. Translations Hélcio Veiga Costa. S.l.: s.ed., s.d. 134 p. 14×21 cm Printed at Mai Editora, Belo Horizonte, MG.
Henriqueta Lisboa was born in Lambari, in Minas Gerais, Brazil. She was a professor of Universal Literature and Spanish-American Literature and was a member of the Mineira Academy of Letters.