Us trees
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  • Us trees live off rains
    perennial dews and mists
    rivers and oceans
    morning vapours
    and delicate fogs

    During the day the heat
    of sunbeams
    dilates our sublunary bodies
    so they can absorb deep down
    the sweetest night dew.

    Márcia Theóphilo, 2000
    English version by Riccardo Duranti, 2001