Brazilian Poem

CRADLE SONG OF THE ELEPHANTS

 

Adriano del Valle

Translated by Alida Malkus

The little elephant was crying

because it did not want to sleep…

Go to sleep, my little elephant,

the moon is going to hear you weep.

 

Papa elephant is near.

I hear him bellowing among the mangoes.

Go to sleep, my little elephant,

the moon will hear my little fellow…

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2 responses to “Brazilian Poem

  1. This is not a Brazilian poet. It is a poet from Spain. Where did you get your source?

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