Sofia de Mello Breyner was not only a great poetess but also a prose writer with an outstanding ability to write tales for children and young people. She was born in Oporto, north of Portugal and in 1999 she won "Camoes award!"
"This is the Time"
This is the time of the darkest jungle
Even the blue sea become bars and the light of the sun become impure
This is the dense night of the jackals burdened with bitterness