LITTLE BY LITTLE  

I begin by writing
at first
one word only

immaterial and deadly
right away another
then another, then another

little by little a poem

drinking up ravenously
and madly
the very poison

to the flower of my mouth



Copyright © 2019  M. B. McLatchey &
Edite Cunha, with permission.. All rights
reserved.
Published in
Ezra, Spring 2019.
A POUCO E POUCO

Começo por escrever
primeiro
uma palavra apenas

mínima e fatal
logo depois outra
após outra, após outra

a pouco e pouco poema

indo beber voraz
e louca
o próprio veneno

à flor da minha boca



Copyright © 2017  Maria Teresa Horta,
from her collection
Poesis.

Dom Quixote Publisher, Lisbon.
Selected Poems of
Maria Teresa Horta

Translated by:
M.B. McLatchey and Edite Cunha

Published in
Ezra, Spring 2019
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