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Alphabe Thursday M is for Many …

August 13, 2015

Muitos que cruzam a fronteira

E vem ao nosso país

Pesquisar está cultura,

Quem conhece logo diz

Para pesquisa completa

Só vai achar em Paris

Many who cross the border

And come to our country,

to research this culture

Who knows will say

For the complete research

you will only find Paris

This poem has been abridged and these verses are difficult for me so after some expert advice we arrive at this translation … still not making much sense ….

Except for me as a visitor, Rio de Janiero is very foreign and not always as ‘comfortable’ as I would like.  So I can imagine someone else perhaps wanting to smooth of all the rough bits and call it something a bit more cozy like Paris, Rome or London … where the culture,  we are lead to believe is more acceptable.

What do you think? About the translation and/or the meaning of the poem?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Rocky Mountain Woman permalink
    August 13, 2015 4:05 pm

    I would like to visit there and Rome and Paris and London. I’d better get busy!

  2. August 13, 2015 5:46 pm

    It’s always so difficult to translate poetry and not lose the intent. I think I get the gist, though.


  3. August 15, 2015 7:31 am

    I think of Paris as being a beautiful grand place full of life, love, and adventure. So, perhaps, the poet was saying that people willing to embrace the new country to which they’re moving will find it as going to Paris.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

    • August 15, 2015 7:46 am

      Yes I see what you mean : yes yes so he welcomes visitors who are looking for as you say beauty, grandeur, life and adventure … and she will find all that !! Thanks Su-sieee

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