GUIA LIGHTHOUSE: THE DUTCH INVATION OF MACAO . 1604

Papa Osmubal & Susanna Lei Kam Sio

 

Do we have enough coal, oil?

This city will not sleep tonight:

the Dutch are coming.

The moon will not shine tonight

and the sky will be blind.

The wind will smell of blood.

The wind will smell of blood and so be it.

Let this be etched in the wind.

Let this be etched in the memory of everyone.

 

Do we have enough coal, oil?

It does not matter:

our eyes are burning, bursting.

Our eyes are full of dream and fire.

We will see our enemy in the murk.

We will meet our enemy in the dark.

We will unfurl before them

the storms we keep in our hearts.