Featured Writer: Edilson Afonso Ferreira

The Dawn of Our Era

 

Somewhere, sometime, in the old East Lands,

in a spot relieved for four rivers, shadowed

by luxurious a garden, at royal a manor house

and by one sixth labor day, we awakened to life.

Made on the Creator’s likeness, by many years

we enjoyed His care and His love.

Once, on uncovering life secrets,

like good and evil,

our ancestors were banished,

then beginning

hard and harsh our toiling.

How much longer will our penalty last?

When and where should we meet again?

Although heavy sternness demonstrated,

be aware many of us still venerate You,

and, some, still love.

We hope to see once more inhabited

that manor house where all has begun,

and, appeasing Your heart,

You disarm some cherubims’ flaming swords.

 

© Edilson Afonso Ferreira


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About the Author

A Brazilian poet, Mr. Ferreira, 74, writes in English rather than Portuguese. Largely published in international and selected literary journals in print and online, he began his literary life at age 67, after his retirement as a graduate employee at a Bank. Ferreira lives in a small town (Formiga – MG), with wife, three sons and a granddaughter. His first Poetry Book, “Lonely Sailor” (one hundred poems), is scheduled for publication in 2018. He was nominated for The Pushcart Prize in 2016.


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4 replies

  1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful piece of work and God bless you!

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