Patricia Galvão (Pagu): Biography and Poems | Brazilian Poetry

Patricia Galvão Brazilian Poet


Patrícia Rehder Galvão, known by her pseudonym Pagu (June 9, 1910 – December 12, 1962) was a Brazilian writer, poet, playwright, journalist, and translator who had a large role in the Brazilian Modernist movement. Pagu was also politically active, being associated to the Brazilian Communist Party during the 1930 decade.

A Fish

A piece of rag that was
Thrown on the street
Everyone steps on
A little breeze
A raindrop
A tear
A piece of a book
A letter or a number
A nothing, at least
Desperately nothing.

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