One Poem. One Planet. — Ferreira Gullar
when she comes
Neither father nor mother.
When she struggles
up from one of her abysses
she ignores Society and the State
disdains Water Regulations
like a young
in front of the Palace of Dawn.*
And only later
does she reconsider: kisses
the eyes of those who earn little
gathers into her arms
those who thirst for happiness
And promises to set the country on fire.
— Ferreira Gullar (Brazil)
*The presidential palace in Brasilia.