WHITE NIGHT: Maria Do Sameiro Barroso


I was sad. I was listening to Sibelius's 'Sad Waltz'. On a white tablecloth, crystals were, and white lilies were glittering. Something like asparagus, white wine, grapes and apples came to my mind. The scent of gardenias was flooding my blood with white flowers.

I had dressed in white. And you smiled at me in the cold and coloured light of a diamond. Everything was so white! Like your absence. White and soft, a white lily.

White and terrible were also the gardenias, the angels, the long table cloths, the crystals when I listened to Sibelius and the moon filled the empty glasses of a white night.
Maria do Sameiro Barroso
(Portugal)

Dr. Maria Do Sameiro Barroso is a Medical Doctor, a multilingual poet, a Germanist, translator, essayist and researcher in the areas of Portuguese and German Literature, Translation Studies and History of Medicine, with over forty books of poetry published in several languages and countries. Her poems are translated into more than twenty languages. She is frequently invited to prestigious anthologies and literary events from across the world and has been awarded prestigious literary distinctions and prizes.  

1 comment :

  1. PADMAJA IYENGAR-PADDY, INDIAJuly 7, 2022 at 5:54 AM

    Thoroughly enjoyed the reading of your interesting piece, my dearest Maria!

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