Milky Way (Olavo Bilac)
Now (you will say) hear stars! Right
You lost your sense! ” And I will tell you, however,
That, to hear them, often awake
And I open the windows, pale with astonishment …
And we talked all night, while
The Milky Way, like an open canopy,
It sparkles. And when the sun came, homesick and in tears,
I’m looking for them in the desert sky.
You will now say: “Crazy friend!
What conversations with them? What sense
Do you have what they say when they are with you? ”
And I will tell you: “Love to understand them!
For only those who love may have heard
Able to hear and understand stars.