A Birthday Sonnet ~ Vinícius de Moraes

The Loneliness of Jonas McGinley
Pen & ink on board – by Mr. Mead

A Birthday Sonnet

Days, hours, months, years; move on
Illusions of life, get matured
Keep it going always divided
In balanced with hope and letdown.

Make the flesh more despicable
Diminish the goods, grow the damages
Overcome the easy talk of adages
And speak out, don’t remain unhearble.

Prefer the fortune than the adventure
As the temple whitens and the time goes
And what once were hard no long endure

And I’ll tell you my friend, let it go
How great this love is, for the creature
Which sees growing but doesn’t grow.

Soneto de Aniversário

Passem-se dias, horas, meses, anos
Amadureçam as ilusões da vida
Prossiga ela sempre dividida
Entre compensações e desenganos.

Faça-se a carne mais envilecida
Diminuam os bens, cresçam os danos
Vença o ideal de andar caminhos planos
Melhor que levar tudo de vencida.

Queira-se antes ventura que aventura
À medida que a têmpora embranquece
E fica tenra a fibra que era dura.

E eu te direi: amiga minha, esquece….
Que grande é este amor meu de criatura
Que vê envelhecer e não envelhece.


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