Niveous Star (To a Blue-White Star)

Oct 21
by David Duarte, Maceio, Brazil

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Niveous star, whose splendor floods me,
The Castalian waters, I yearn from thee;
For this heart, by such gaze of sapphire,
Now silently burns in gentle blue fire.

May the pearly Venus envy thy candid glow,
For her glory is merely borrowed from Apollo,
Whereas the cerulean hues of thy warm skin
Are truest gleams from thy heart within.

Like the sight of a Dove as niveous as thee,
Thy beauty has come most graciously to me,
Harbinger of everlasting spring of Peace,
Nurturing this heart with virtues ever dreamed:

The cherished blessing of Truth,
The plain awareness of Love.

 

Version in Portuguese:

Nívea estrela, cujo esplendor me aflora,
As águas da Castália, esta pena, a ti, implora,
Pois este coração, por tal olhar de safira,
Agora queima silente, qual tenra e azul pira.

Vênus, airosa pérola, o teu doce fulgor, inveja,
Pois sua glória é de Apolo, apenas a reverbera,
Enquanto os tons cerúleos de tua pele cálida
São verdade em luz, que emana tua crisálida.

Qual vislumbre de Pomba de similar alvura,
Tua beleza me toma em graciosa candura;
Prenúncio vernal de eterna, divina Paz,
Ao coração, nutrindo sonhos que a virtude traz:

A estimada bênção da Verdade,
A plena consciência do Amor.

The image is a courtesy of my dear friend, José Carlos Diniz.

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