Montes Claros

Wanderlino Arruda

God blesses you, Montes Claros,
God protects you
in progress,
in growth,
in poetry,
in your ballads,
in your happiness while hosting others,
which is your main virtue.
You are human,
you possess beauty,
you know how to love,
how to suffer, how to hope
for a better future.
You are dear, admired
and never forgotten.
You are the place to have sweet dreams
even from the deepest cold heart.

Your brilliance, Montes Claros,
shows strength and kindness
as kind as your twilights.
In truth, Montes Claros,
in truth,
you are not merely a city,
you are indeed a declaration of love.