Canticle VI – Cecília Meireles 

Canticle VI

You have a fear:
End.
You do not see that you end up all day.
That you die in love.
In sadness.
In doubt.
In the desire.
That renews all day.
In love.
In sadness.
In doubt.
In the desire.
That you are always another.
That you are always the same.
That you will die for immense ages.
Until you’re not afraid to die.

And then you will be eternal.
–  Cecília Meireles
( Complete Poetry, 124 )