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Rio abaixo

Language: Portuguese

Treme o rio, a rolar, de vaga em vaga...
Quase noite. Ao sabor do curso lento
Da água, que as margens em redor alaga,
Seguimos. Curva os bambuais o vento.

Vivo há pouco, de púrpura, sangrento,
Desmaia agora o ocaso. A noite apaga
A derradeira luz do firmamento.
Rola o rio, a tremer, de vaga em vaga.

Um silêncio tristíssimo por tudo
Se espalha. Mas a lua lentamente
Surge na fímbria do horizonte mudo:

E o seu reflexo pálido, embebido
Como um gládio de prata na corrente,
Rasga o seio do rio adormecido.



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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2010-07-22.

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