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Vinicius de Morais…may it be infinite while it lasts!

June 1, 2008

Vinicius de Morais….yes!! Because I am a big fan of him, his music and his poetry…I would love to translate this one but unfortunally I don’t think I can, I don’t believe it translates well….it would sound corny and cheesy, it would lose its greatness! So here it is, the way it supposed to be, Vinícius in BOM PORTUGUÊS!!!

ok, ok….I will translate the last bit then!  Just because it is so beautiful and true!

“I could say to myself of the love (I had):
Let it not be immortal, since it is flame
But let it be infinite while it lasts.”

De tudo, ao meu amor serei atento
Antes, e com tal zelo, e sempre, e tanto
Que mesmo em face do maior encanto
Dele se encante mais meu pensamento.

Quero vivê-lo em cada vão momento
E em seu louvor hei de espalhar meu canto
E rir meu riso e derramar meu pranto
Ao seu pesar ou seu contentamento.

E assim, quando mais tarde me procure
Quem sabe a morte, angústia de quem vive
Quem sabe a solidão, fim de quem ama

Eu possa (me) dizer do amor (que tive):
Que não seja imortal, posto que é chama
Mas que seja infinito enquanto dure.

Vinícius de Moraes

2 comments

  1. everything about him reminds me of Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana..Love was never written in a better way!
    Thanks for the post!The video is awesome too!


  2. Authentic words, some true words dude. Totally made my day!!



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