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Further Phoenix
at Rio's Attic:

Milton Nascimento


Carta a um Jovem Ator
Rio's Attic: Celebrating the Life and Times of a Dearly Missed River Phoenix


Letter to a Young Actor

by Milton Nascimento

RealAudio File

If one day we meet
and I confess
that I saw a film so many times
to unveil those eyes of yours

And if one day we get to speak
tell of the things already lived
or what we expect from tomorrow
Will it ever happen?

Because, in parallel with the character
I really wanted to know about you

I'd have liked you to be happy
a tranquil water that floods
its bank with tenderness
an open breast for those arriving

Like your name, different
Suggests to us a landscape
A landscape of innocence
But that is known and that guides

Now, conduct this moment
The thought and my eyes
shining from emotion, and gratitude
someone who just got to know you
in a film he saw so many times
Then he wrote this poem.

Original Brazilian-Portuguese Version

From the Milton Nascimento CD "Miltons"

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