Deborah Brennand: Biography and Poems | Brazilian Poetry

Deborah Brennand Brazilian Poet


Deborah Brennand was born in Engenho da Lagoa do Ramo, municipality of Nazaré da Mata, state of Pernambuco. She married Francisco Brennand, one of the most internationally famous Brazilian plastic artists. She dedicated herself to poetry and cultural life in the 1960s and 1970s. Deborah's poetry shows a world full of contradictions.


So, beyond the fence, I wait.
What? Do not know. Wait.
Although only the wind arrives
all scratched, in groans,
falling and already without senses

throw dry leaves at my feet.

Translated by Abhay K.