Gloria Sofia (Cape Verde)
Gloria Sofia, 1985, majored at the University of Azores. Invited in Harvard University, Tufts Univ and B.U. for reading and conversation. Nominated for Rolex M.P.A. I. With poem translate in more than 10 language. She go many festival poetry also represented her country Cape Verde in VIII Conference Literature UMass Boston.
Glória Sofia, is a dreamer as most poets. Born in in the city of Praia in Cape Verde, Gloria shares her dreams with her two children.
She graduated in Engineering and Environmental Management in the Azores, another place that she cherishes for allowing her to continue to be an islander.
Gloria is currently pursuing her masters in Management and Nature Conservation in Holland where she lives.
Ever fascinated by writing, she has played with words since she was a child, exchanging dolls for diaries, and finding comfort when her secrets and thoughts are guarded in a white page.
Gloria’s poems capture moments of her journey and are full of passion and the emotions as the author herself.
Gloria has grown to make her voice heard in different arenas, believing that in addition to writing about feelings she also needs to speak, shout or take action on some realities.
Among other poetry sites she collaborates with the online newspaper of magazine in the world.
She is also active in other cultural arenas, attending several poetry festivals and sharing her work in numerous websites and magazines (youngpoets.eu, Azahar, Miombo Publishing Lepan Africa etc…).
She participated in International Poetry Festival in (Curtea de Arges) Romania (2016), (Istanbul) Turkey (2017), Ditet & Naimit Macedonia / Albania (2018).
She was nominated to apply for R. M. and P.A.I
She has been invited for 3 University from Boston (April 2019). Harvard University, Tufts University and Boston University for reading and conversation about genre and literature.
She is also represented her country Cape Verde in VIII Conference in Portuguese Language Literature UMass Boston.
He wrote the preface to the book "Florescer" by the writer Teresa Ruas.
Gloria’s poems are also interpreted by the singer Américo Brito and by the batuque group Lantuna.
She play guitar in group “Grupo Som de Paz” and write muziek for batuque group “Casa Tiberias”
Her poetry has been translated into more than 10 languages. She is member to groups immagine&poesia, world literature academy, unión mundial de poetas por la paz y la libertad.
It wasn’t meant for me
They weren’t meant for me
The unfaithful kiss of the wind
Not the seductive smile of the sun.
It wasn’t meant for me
The perfume of the clay
For the tears of the clouds.
No they weren’t meant for me
The smell of freshly washed clothes
The waves of the field grasses
Not the scent of sunrise.
They were only meant for me
Confusing poetry in this labyrinth soul.
Cape Verde Sea
Water of life,
Water of hope,
Water of dreams,
Way that leaves the soul,
Meeting of all the tears.
Cradle of fishermen,
Prayer of the fresqueras,
Joy of children,
Lightness of melancholy.
Eternal path that separates the bodies,
Eternal path that unites the continents.
Dreams of the islanders,
Shattering of hearts.
Still the sound of shadow lingers
The silver light reaches the dawn
The flowers of the ruins did not accept the betrayal.
The wind comforts the battered tree.
The footsteps of the elderly did not mismatch over the light of time
Misunderstanding set fire to the broken heart
Even so the errors do not turn gray.
But they make us the fetish smell of memories.
I look where there is none,
My son drinks a tear leg that insists on leaving my eyes.
My daughter, with her little hand,
Pulls forgotten kisses from my lips.