Featured Writer: Edilson Afonso Ferreira



Silence of night sometimes brings peace to me

and courage to adventure to my past, a region

only known by me and anyone else.

I go a little timorous, for it is a dangerous trip

and by the way I am greeted by friends, lovers,

enemies, grandfathers, cousins, even by myself.

Then, undoubted alive, they talk to me and ask

for news of the present, where now I live.

Soon we are laughing like old comrades talking

about everything and everyone.

On leaving, one or another intend to follow me,

but I go home alone.

I suspect that past is jealous of its deeds

and always hides how has weaved them.

I think it must visited as few times

one is capable of.


© Edilson Afonso Ferreira

12-06-2009-141-2 About the Author

Mr. Ferreira, 73, is a Brazilian poet who writes in English rather than Portuguese, having been published in venues like Right Hand Pointing, The Lake, Spirit Fire Review, The Provo Canyon, Red Wolf Journal, Whispers, Indiana Voice Journal, Synesthesia, Algebra of Owls and some others. Ferreira lives in a small town (Formiga (MG) with wife, three sons and a granddaughter and is trying to publish his first Poetry Book by the coming year of 2017. He began to write at age 67, after retirement as a Bank Manager. Has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize 2016.  

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