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nao formou uma ilha,
nao ferveu o mar em jactos ansiosos
O homem, como a planta,
dobra-se à passagem do ciclone,
estremece com as mutaçoes do
em que as numvens trazem já
um arrepio de outono.
Este homem tem o fundo cinzento
dessas nuvens, o seu olhar de ameaça,
a insistencia em ficarembora
saiba que o primeiro sopro
o levará do horizonte.
Printed in the Spring/Summer 2002 issue of CLR
Nuno Júdice has published 12 volumes of poetry and six of fiction, as well as several volumes of essays. He is the first Portuguese poet to have been published in France by the prestigious literary publisher Gallimard. In Portugal he won the Grande Premio de Poesia from the Portuguese Writers Association in 1995. He is presently Portuguese Cultural Attaché in Paris. His work has appeared in the U.S. in the literary magazine, Translation.
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