Friday, May 6, 2016

Edilson Afonso Ferreira- A Poem

Mr. Ferreira is a Brazilian poet who writes in English rather than Portuguese. Recent works have appeared in Red Wolf Journal, Subterranean Blue, Snapdragon, Right Hand Pointing, Whispers, Indiana Voice Journal, The Lake, The Provo Canyon, Synesthesia, Every Day Poems, Dead Snakes, The Literary Nest, among others. Ferreira lives in a small town with wife, three sons and a granddaughter and, unhurried, is collecting his works for a forthcoming book. See some of his poems at

The Counterpoint

Sometimes our history still hears
the echoes of battles that left cries and tears, 
abandoned orphans and humiliated losers,
besides perplexed and bewildered winners,
weakened for hard a victory.
But, as counterpoint to the pain,   
just after and almost together,
never annotated in the textbooks,  
accurate witness always has heard,
from fearless couples, love whispers,
rising upon the battles till the heavens,
there welcomed as most precious a prayer.

First published in The Literary Nest.  

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