Quem os relógios inventou? Decerto
Algum homem sombrio e friorento:
Numa noite de inverno, tristemente
Sentado na lareira ele cismava,
Ouvindo os ratos a roer na alcova
E o palpitar monótono do pulso.

Quem o beijo inventou? Foi lábio ardente,
Foi boca venturosa, que vivia
Sem um cuidado mais que dar beijinhos...
Era no mês de maio. As flores cândidas
A mil abriam sobre a terra verde,
O sol brilhou mais vivo em céu d'esmalte
E cantaram mais doce os passarinhos.

About Denise Duhamel

Duhamel received her B.F.A. from Emerson College and her M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a New York Foundation for the Arts recipient and has been resident poet at Bucknell University. She has had residencies at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. Duhamel's earliest books take a feminist slant, beginning with Smile (1993) and Girl Soldier (1996); The Woman with Two Vaginas (1995) explores Eskimo folklore from the same perspective. Her best selling and most popular book to date, Kinky (1997), marries her bent for satire, humor, and feminism in portraying an icon of popular culture, the Barbie doll, through... Read more...

Poet of the day

a Baltimore housewife and florist, best known as the author of the poem "Do not stand at my grave and weep," written in 1932.

She was born Mary Elizabeth Clark, and was orphaned at the age of three. In 1927 she married Claud Frye.

The identity of the author of...

Poem of the day

My mother would be a falconress,
And I, her gay falcon treading her wrist,
would fly to bring back
from the blue of the sky to her, bleeding, a prize,
where I dream in my little hood with many bells
jangling when I'd turn my...