Brazilian Lilt, a poem written by Barbara Deraoui at
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Brazilian Lilt

Brazilian Lilt

written by: Barbara Deraoui



Brazilian music plays in the background

Barely heard

The rhythm of the beat pounding


Bringing smiles to faces


Palm trees blowing in the wind

White sandy beaches

Smooth as silk to the touch

Bright colored umbrellas

Children playing by the water

Ice cream vendors selling their wares

Kites flying high in the air

Some resembling birds


Corcovado in the background

Watching everything

Sugar Loaf mountain


Beautiful tiled sidewalks

Make a mosaic

Glorious blue skies

Dotted with clouds

Soft Brazilian music plays

Barely heard


Bringing smiles to all


It’s a Brazilian lilt

Barbara Deraoui

Barbara Deraoui

Barbara Deraoui (Maxwell) is a former career librarian and executive. She worked in some of the top libraries and media for over twenty-eight years. She also previously worked in the tech and science tech sectors and also managed a former NFL player. She has been writing poetry for most of her life. Her first book: Butterflies and fanciful thoughts was published 10 years ago. She is currently working on a memoir of a special time in her life. She currently lives with her husband in Marrakech along with their cat, Max.
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