Ferreira is a Brazilian poet who writes in English rather than Portuguese, in
order to reach more people. Has been published (or upcoming to) in venues like Cyclamens
and Swords, Right Hand Pointing, Boston Poetry Magazine, The Lake, The Stare’s Nest,
The Provo Canyon, Red Wolf Journal, Subterranean Blue, Whispers, Every Day Poems,
Indiana Voice Journal, Synesthesia and some others. Short listed in four
American Poetry Contests, lives in a small town with wife, three sons and a
granddaughter and has begun writing after retirement as a Bank Manager. He is
collecting his works for a forthcoming book.
The writing of our book
knows how fate works in our lives?
– eternal tyrant – rules over all of us.
we were unborn and not conceived
parents unknown one to the other.
to walk by, persons to love and to hate.
and departures, praises and failures.
and despair, rejoicing, tears and fears.
time, every day or hour, week by week,
dawn to evening and noon to moon,
or unconscious of its guidance,
pursuing threads around the labyrinth.
be a warlock by early times in old caves
spelt the words that compose our book?
saint who threw the letters from the stars?
in Cyclamens and Swords, August 2011 online issue.
I am ashamed to see security guards at my Bank,
armored vehicles used in money transport
and Police officers on the streets patrolling.
Supermarket loss-prevention professionals
and their cameras sleepless watching upon us.
They say that this is intrinsic to the
modus-vivendi we inherited from forefathers.
I am not used to the economic laws and marketing.
I am simply a poet, perhaps, or certainly, a
who wants to manifest that our brothers and
no-poet-people would have, by now, already
this way we have been chained to.
First published in Boston Poetry Magazine, August
Poets are made by mode
and mine has been so an
It comes from our common
sometimes from dark
yet from sparkling highs
Some days, somewhere,
untied to myself,
world loses the poet and
gains the autist,
till a good soul
reconnecting the mode,
like an out of order gadget.
Published in West Ward
Quarterly, Spring print issue April 2015.