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POEMS by Isilda Nunes

IN THE ETERNAL RETURN, THE VERB


In the shadow of silence, dreams fade away,

chimeras are dissolved.

Dying, the city doesn’t warp hope

in the knitting of days.

Forgotten, the formula for entering Heaven.

Hades play hide and seek in the alleys,

where the spectres wander.

In the dubious corner of the Future,

Demeter in vain implores Persephone.

Death jokes, Life fades away.

In the shadow of silence

oblivious to the city’s pain,

Creator and Creation in symbiotic union.

The evasion of Humanity,

the incorporation of the Divine in the power to touch Heaven.

The exuded Art exults in redemption.

At the tip of the pen, the Becoming,

in the eternal return, the Verb.


THE END OF THE LINE

The shore overflows the silence of the season of uncertainty.

There is no more Persephone’s abduction or Psyche’s enchantment.

There are no birds to draw the sky,

nor torches to light the night.

There is no passion, no whisper or ardour.

Your hand, barren of us, beckons fate.

Desire knitted in silken sheets,

fades in the farewell suspended from your lips.

The crows augur frost

in the line of time.

I saw no more the saltpans of your eyes,

nor the sea of your lap.

The sonata in Adagio Sostenutto

agonises in pas de deux.

In lapidated absence,

the vacant gaze

dictates the verdict.

The swan succumbs on the stage.



Isilda Nunes is a Portuguese artist, writer and poet, Doctor Honoris Causa in Philosophy, Letters, Arts and Humanities in Barcelona. She won numerous awards and recognitions in many countries and she is part of the board of directors of several cultural movements both nationally and internationally and among other positions she is Founder of UMEA (Association of the World Union of Writers and Vice President of UMEA (World Union of Writers and Artists); Chairperson of the Language, Literature and Oratory Art Committee of Modern Pythian Games; Advisor to the Presidency of CIESART (International Chamber of Writers and Artists) and President of CIESART-Portugal; Coordinator of WPM; National Director of IFLAC World- Portugal; Vice-President MEL (Mulheres Empreendedoras da Lusofonia); Ambassador of the Women's Federation for Word Peace International; RRM3 Advisor for GPLT-UK- UN & EU, Ambassador for Peace and Humanity IFCH Morocco; Member of the Board of Directors of Editorial Atunis, etc.


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1月14日

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