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Nossa velhice

Language: Portuguese (Português)

Dizes-te velha, entretanto,
Em ti encontro cada dia
Um novo, inédito encanto,
Mais viço, mais louçania.

Em cada ano que se passa
Eis a diferença nossa:
Minh'alma envelhece baça,
A tua em viço remoça.

Seguimos da vida o trilho,
Tu, remoçada deveras,
Eu como um velho casquilho
Saudoso das primaveras.

Nossas almas, se me esforço
Por vê-las, a vista alcança,
A minha como remorso,
A tua como esperança.

Tens do tempo a cada arranco,
No olhar um novo alvoroço
E a cada cabelo branco
No lábio um riso mais moço.

E se os cabelos de prata
Soltas perdoando algum crime,
Por sobre mim se encascata
A água lustral que redime.

Da terra no seio forte,
Os lírios matam os goivos.
Marcharemos para a morte
Como se fôssemos noivos.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2010-07-18T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:03:52
Line count: 28
Word count: 128

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