Portuguese poem that refers to the Algarve as a "rusted scimitar"?
August 18, 2004 4:35 AM   Subscribe

CardosaFilter. I'm looking for a specific modern portugese poem which refers to the Algarve as a "rusted Scimitar" (Algarve possibly being Portugese for Scimitar). English translations of this poem do exist (I've seen them), but *any* information would be excellent. I think the poem talks about the destruction of Portugal by tourism.

Cardoso. sorry.
posted by seanyboy to Media & Arts (1 answer total)
Sorry. No luck yet, seanyboy. Give me time to ask around and I'll get back to you!

P.S. Algarve comes from the Arabic Al-Gharb, said in tourist brochures to mean "the garden" but actually meaning "the West" (of Al Andaluz) or, I confusingly find after a quick Google, a "large bucket". ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:35 PM on August 18, 2004

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