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Are diamonds indestructible?
My love is more.
Is the sea immense?
My love is greater,
more beautiful unadorned
than a field of flowers.
Sadder than death,
more despondent
than a wave beating the cliff,
tougher than the rock.
My love loves and knows nothing more than that it loves.

Translated from the Portuguese by Jessica Goudeau


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