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Where Hummingbirds Come From
De onde os beija-flores vêm

Bilingual Portgugese-English Where Hummingbirds Come From

Translated by Israel Clave’

It was a cold winter day.
Era um dia frio de inverno.
The snow was falling outside
A neve caía lá fora
and grandmother was in her chair by the fireplace.
e minha avó estava na sua cadeira junto à lareira.
She had that far away look she gets sometimes.
Ela tinha aquela expressão distante que ela tem às vezes.
I crawled up into her lap hoping for a story.
Eu sentei em seu colo esperando por uma história.
She wrapped her arms around me and said,
Ela abraçou-me e disse:
"When I was a little girl just like you,
“Quando eu era uma menininha como você,
my grandmother told me about some magic waters."
minha avó me contou uma história sobre algumas águas mágicas.” Grandmother smiled at me and asked,
A avó sorriu e me perguntou:
"Would you like to hear what she had to say?"
“Você gostaria de ouvir o que ela disse?”

Oh Boy
“Oh, sim!”

 

Where Hummingbirds Come From


I thought, as I eagerly shook my head yes.
Eu pensei, enquanto eu estava balançando a cabeça.
"This is just what I was hoping for."
“Isto era exatamente o que eu estava esperando.”
This is the way my grandmother told me....
Assim foi como minha avó me disse ......
"It was the time of the new beginning,
“Foi o início de uma nova temporada,
when the leaves bust open on the trees,
quando as folhas das árvores começam a nascer
and flowers start to blossom."
e as flores começam a florir.”
Grandmother explained.
Minha avó explicou.