Varsha (Monsoon) 2021 Poems - Edilson Afonso Ferreira


An Angel told me
By Edilson Afonso Ferreira


When I cover my ears,
I do not hear the waves of the sea,
I hear your sweet voice.
When I close my eyes,
I do not see darkness,
I see the light of your face
and your smile.
By night, when I fall asleep,
leaving this world,
sadly, I see you leaving too.
Maybe God heard my prayers
and was moved. We will wake up early one morning,
and, despite world’s bitterness,
we will have our land, our house, our bed,
lots of love, laughter, tender kisses and hugs.
Then, maybe, from time to time,
we will let them see (those who envy
and never care us),
even a little of the tears we will share.


Edilson Afonso Ferreira is a Brazilian poet who writes in English rather than in Portuguese. Widely published in selected international literary journals in print and online, he began writing at age 67, after his retirement as a bank employee. Nominated for The Pushcart Prize 2017, his first Poetry Collection, Lonely Sailor, One Hundred Poems, was launched in London, in November of 2018.


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