Translation:To Youth

To Youth
by Olavo Bilac, translated from Portuguese by Wikisource


Youth is spring!
The soul, full of flowers, shines,
Believes in good, loves life, dreams and waits
And easily forgets misfortune.

It's the age of strength and beauty:
Looks at the future and still has no past;
And, facing Nature upfront,
Does not fear daring work.

Loves awakening, loathing sleep;
Has projects of glory, loves Chimera;
And still doesn't give fruit as autumn,
For it only gives flowers as spring!


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