26. 08. 1917 - 25. 12. 1993
Born in Dili (East Timor). Pseudonym of Abílio Leopoldo Motta-Ferreira. President of the Portuguese Language Society. Active participant in Maubere Resistance. Poet, prose writer, playwright and essayist.
children play on the beaches of their thoughts
and swim in the sea of their endless dreams

limitless the beach and sea of children

so all beaches are bright
and all seas have patches of green

but very often children grow
without returning to the beach, without returning to the sea

A Voz Fagueira de Oan Timor
© Instituto Camões, 2001