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"Porquê?" a poem by Martinho Silva

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"Porquê?" a poem by Martinho Silva

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"WHYS

A life made of dreams, for
someone who cannot live of dreams,
Why?

In a strange land, strange
customs, strange languages.
Why?

Hopes getting bleaker every time.

Evaporated, destroyed,
shattered, crumbled.
Why?

What do we want, if we don’t even fully know
if we will achieve it, when,
and why that moment?

Will it be one, will it be me. Will it be all?
Who are we?

Tomorrow I need to get back to work…
Why?

Poem by Martinho Silva. Design by Domingos Marques" (Trans. by Gilberto Fernandes)

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“"Porquê?" a poem by Martinho Silva,” York University Libraries | Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections online exhibits, accessed August 21, 2018, http://archives.library.yorku.ca/items/show/2438.