Ribeirão do Meio
In the middle of Ribeirão do Meio,
In the heart of Lençóis,
My heart beats,
I feel my blood running free
like the waters of this stream,
That run with so much force,
With so much memory,
From your wells of water that
Form among the stones,
Reflecting the brightness of everything in my eyes,
My dream, love, the blue sky with clouds,
A little bit of people’s lives.
A feeling full of tenderness, of calm,
Full of so many photographs that remain
In our memory, in our history.
Still so present,
Ever so close.
And in the back of my throat,
I feel the taste of a unique joy of living,
To be living now, for sure,
Of being happy.
January 18, 2020