Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mais uma vez Goa...


When Goa was Goa
my grandfather says
the bandits came
over the mountain
to our village
only to splash
in cool springs
and visit Our Lady's Chapel.
Old ladies were safe
among their bags
of rice and chillies,
when souls restless in purgatory
stoned roofs
to ask for prayers.
Even the snakes bit
only to break the monotony.

Eunice de Souza, in "Fix" (1979)

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