Poetry: The two brothers


I know two boys
That at all are different
If one says, "My nose hurts!"
the other says, "Oh, my teeth!"

If one wants to play at home
the other flees to the mountain,
and if he returns home,
the other went to the source.

with so much contradiction.
When one says, "Oh, what a heat!"
"It's cold!" Says the brother.

But when the evening comes
with your past sweets,
ask the mother to tell them
stories of Witches and Fairies.

And when sleep flutters
over the finished day,
say "Good night, mom!"
and fall asleep side by side.

Photo: My children in 2014 (Guilherme and Miguel)

About the author:

Maria Alberta Menéres was born in Vila Nova de Gaia, on August 25, 1930.
With a degree in Historical-Philosophical Sciences from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon, she was a professor of Technical, Preparatory and Secondary Education, in the subjects of Portuguese Language and History (from 1965 to 1973).
He organized the Anthology of Modern Portuguese Poetry (1940/1967), in 1976, and, two years later, the Novel Anthology of Modern Portuguese Poetry, 2 volumes, by Moraes Editora, in partnership with the poet E. M. de Melo e Castro.
From 1974 to 1986. she was Director of the Department of Children and Youth Programs at Radiotelevisão Portuguesa, RTP, having been the author and producer of numerous television programs for children and young people, since at that time “those who commanded also created” !!
She was Advisor to the Ombudsman, from 1993 to 1998, being the first lines of support for Children and Elderly in Portugal.

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