On the 25th April 1974, a peaceful revolution happened in Portugal, ending decades of fascist dictatorship. Today, we celebrate FREEDOM.

Esta é a madrugada que eu esperava
O dia inicial inteiro e limpo
Onde emergimos da noite e do silêncio
E livres habitamos a substância do tempo.

This is the dawn I was waiting for
The primal day whole and clean
Where we rise from night and silence
And free we inhabit the substance of time.

Poem by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, in ‘O Nome das Coisas’

Image by Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, ‘A poesia está na rua’ [homenagem ao 25 de Abril de 1974]



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