MARIA DO SAMEIRO BARROSO, PORTUGAL

Dr. Maria do Sameiro Barroso is a Medical Doctor, a Germanist and a multilingual and awarded global poet, translator, essayist and researcher in Portuguese and German Literature, Translations Studies and History of Medicine. She is a Member of Honor of the Association Alia Mundi from Serbia and recipient of the Award of Literary Translators of Montenegro for Translation from the Portuguese Language (2022).


A FLOWER FLOATING ON THE WATER

Like an island where nothing 
ever arrives, 
neither boat, nor word, nor a hug,
that's how I feel.
But the sun keeps shining
and everything can happen
when you imagine yourself
sailing to an imaginary East.
One day, maybe!
Everything can happen!
I know.
But I don't know why I keep asking
for sweet palm tree dates 
on a rainy and lonely night.
If I could just anticipate
the gesture
of a flower floating on the water...

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