Translation © by Emily Ezust

A Estrela
Language: Portuguese (Português) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Há uma estrela no céu
Que ninguém vê senão eu:
Inda bem! -- que a não vê mais ninguém.

Como as outras não reluz,
Mas dá tão serena luz,
Que inda bem! -- não a vê mais ninguém.

No cantinho azul do céu
Onde ela está, não digo eu
A ninguém! -- sei-o eu só: inda bem.


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The star", copyright © 2013

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 9
Word count: 54

The star
Language: English  after the Portuguese (Português) 
There is a star in the sky
That no one sees but I;
How good! -- that no one else sees it.

It does not shine as the others do
But it gives out such a calm light!
How good! -- no one else sees it.

In a blue little corner of the sky,
Where it is, I will not tell
No one! -- Only I know it: how good.


  • Translation from Portuguese (Português) to English copyright © 2013 by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website: 2013-09-29
Line count: 9
Word count: 67