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Now is Time

Now is Time

written by: Maria Dulce Leitão Reis


I retreat into my mind,
eager to find a pleasant place
because there I know
I will not be disappointed
and I can enjoy a 6-star stay.

When I entered
I caught my eye on a splendid tapestry,
illuminated by two powerful spots of light
and cleverly woven
with thousands of threads and colours.
A work of donation
patience, selflessness, love.
The perfect habitat
to enjoy the essence of life.
I made myself comfortable
in the armchair placed in the core,
enjoying an excellent view.
I felt like a river of light
flowing unhurriedly,
bathing the flowers, the trees,
the birds without charge.
Now I had time to calmly savour
all the good and wonderful things
I’d put off.

I always felt that beauty
went hand in hand with poetry,
when I looked at a flower,
an ear rippling in the wind,
a poppy smiling shyly,
lost in the wheat field,
the sky of unparalleled blue,
a marigold
lurking on the side of the road.
Where I saw beauty, I saw poetry.
Now is the time to enjoy and savour.

Freedom and truth are true twins.
I have never seen one
separate from the other
and there is one thing
that caught my attention;
they are always dressed the same.
Now it’s time for a new dress and savour.

The love and the cry of the heart
also joined together.
I can’t understand how love,
so sweet and so cute,
makes the heart cry so much.
Now is the time to understand and savour.

I closed my eyes to concentrate
and heard a voice singing in the wind.
It was such a sweet voice
and so well-pitched,
singing such beautiful songs.
Music designed with love,
entwined with winged thoughts
in search of hidden treasures in the soul.
I was surprised
when I found out it was my voice.
I thought I couldn’t sing!

Maria Dulce Leitao Reis

Maria Dulce Leitao Reis

I was born in Portugal, in the centre of the country. I have two children. I’m retired. I worked in accountancy and I was Businesswoman of Restoration and Fashion. I am living in England since 2006. I am a co-author of 56 Anthologies of Poetry, Prose and Children's Stories and 7 solo books in Portuguese, translated to English. The dream of publishing solo became true. Reading, writing, sudoku, photography, gardening are some of the things I love most. I'm a lover of nature. I fight injustice, inequality, discrimination and violence in every way. I believe in love and peace, vehicles to make the world more balanced, more attractive, where everyone will live joyous and happy. Poetry is an amazing and wonderful force! And it is in this force that I seek the breath to move on and it gives me joy and serenity to live life with sweetness! Poetry is the soul and prolongs me in the dream and draws me closer to God! Poetry is the air I breathe! It is the sap that circulates in my veins and brings fire and passion to every corner of my being! Poetry is love! Poetry is life! Poetry is my bread and my stick!
Maria Dulce Leitao Reis

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