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Mal secreto

Language: Portuguese (Portugu√™s)

Se a cólera que espuma, a dor que mora
N'alma, e destrói cada ilusão que nasce,
Tudo o que punge, tudo o que devora
O coração, no rosto se estampasse;

Se se pudesse o espírito que chora
Ver através da máscara da face,
Quanta gente, talvez, que inveja agora
Nos causa, então piedade nos causasse!

Quanta gente que ri, talvez, consigo
Guarda um atroz, recôndito inimigo,
Como invisível chaga cancerosa!

Quanta gente que ri, talvez existe,
Cuja a ventura única consiste
Em parecer aos outros venturosa!

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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: 2010-08-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:54
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