The waves are endless,  sweeping in to the dunes from far away.  They are moody and sleepy or screaming with anger,  anarchistic fury fighting destiny.   The sounds of the beach are constant.,   the boys whistle and  yell  “ay mami ”  but it doesn’t bother me.

 

When I am in Brazil

my name is Maria.

My hair is black as

the Grammostola   spider,

it shines like the crystals of Ipanema.

At night we disappear into the barrios,

lose ourselves to the funk of  bossa nova

sway to the sound of  carioca.

You whisper in my ear

Minha linda Maria

 

 

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55 thoughts on “Maria Maria

      1. I am a Brazil fan too, Holly…. 😀 Love the poem. The name is certainly used over there María x2 —- and, on a side note, my cousin´s name is also María María… But she is Argentine 😉 Sending love xx

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        1. Aquileana, Maria is a very common name here in South Florida as 76% of the pop. in Miami is Latino, mostly Cuban but many others from Central and South America. Thank you for the beautiful comment. Have a lovely day. Sending lots of love xx

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