Edilson Afonso Ferreira

A Love Story


“Genesis 6:1 – When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose”  


The Bible does not tell us, but,

when the sons of God began to fall in love,

their parents tried to prohibit such incipient

and abnormal courtship.

Their sons had to marry, as always had,

women of their lineage, not the daughters

of those strange and odd people.

But there was the first, second, third and so on,

and a new ascendancy has been established,

as of the conquerors and the conquered,

the Lords and the Serfs, and,

most noteworthy, that of

the Gods and the humans.








They say I have forgotten to turn out

my lights of the ambition and desire,

of the hurry, the youth and cockiness.

I add, by myself, also the ones of love,

looking for, lust, yet envy.  And finally,

I am sure never will be lost others like

the rejoicing to be alive and dreaming.

It would be good they get out of my way,

for a loadstar still warms me so fiercely,

that I mirror fire, I burn and sometimes

I inject sparks.








Mr. Ferreira is a Brazilian poet published (or upcoming to) in venues like Right Hand Pointing, Boston Poetry Magazine, The Lake, The Stare’s Nest, The Provo Canyon, Red Wolf Journal, Subterranean Blue, Highland Park Poetry, Whispers, Every Day Poems, Indiana Voice Journal, Synesthesia, Dead Snakes and some others. He lives in a small town with his wife, three sons and a granddaughter and is collecting his works for a forthcoming book.