Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen

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Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (November 6, 1919July 2, 2004) was an award-winning Portuguese poet and writer.

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O Nome das Coisas (1977)[edit]

This is the dawn I waited for
The new day clean and whole
When we emerge from night and silence
To freely inhabit the substance of time
  • Esta é a madrugada que eu esperava
    O dia inicial inteiro e limpo
    Onde emergimos da noite e do silêncio
    E livres habitamos a substância do tempo
    • This is the dawn I waited for
      The new day clean and whole
      When we emerge from night and silence
      To freely inhabit the substance of time
    • "25 de Abril" ("25th April 1974"), in Log Book: Selected Poems, trans. ‎Richard Zenith (Carcanet, 1997), p. 78

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