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Alphabe Thursday … S is for Sou is a gentle patriot

September 24, 2015

Sou patriotic e gentil

Temos tudo em nossa

Desde os ricos pantanais

Ao pico da alta serra

país que não tem deserto

Ciclone, vulcão nem guerra

 

The poet is a gentle patriot; he celebrates the rich wetlands at the peak of the High Sierra.

He has everything he needs and is without cyclone, vulcano or war. He is pleased with his lot.

It is sad that the deforestation and other environmental abuses are not such a pretty poem.  The over population on the sides of mountains around Rio and the torrential have been the cause of landslides recently.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Rocky Mountain Woman permalink
    September 24, 2015 4:30 pm

    lovely and thought provoking.

  2. September 26, 2015 6:20 am

    This evening, I saw a TV show that had scenes in Rio. I had no idea how much the houses are built upon each other. it looked all so precarious. You’re right. That poem is not so pretty. But, we do need to hear it, more and stronger to get us to do something about it.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

    • September 26, 2015 7:10 am

      Yes 10 of thousands of people key workers! people who work in the city like my daughter, nurses, teachers, civil servants … they are homes for the breath of the city not slums or shanty towns … thanks for kind comments xxx

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