Tradução de trecho da música "Tão Pequeno"

Hi, this is my first topic and I'm newly registered so sorry if anything's wrong here or if it's in the wrong section. I also don't show if I should be writing in english or portuguese so as it's an english learning/teaching website I thought of writing in english...

I recently heard this song made by Caetano Veloso called "Tão Pequeno" and found out the lyrics in it are excerpts of a poem by Luís Vaz de Camões (portuguese poet). And so I chose to post it here hoping someone could write down different versions it can be translated into because after many tries I'm not satisfied with my results. :cry:

Here's the lyrics/poem's excerpt:

"Onde pode acolher-se um fraco humano,
Onde tará segura a curta vida,
Que não se arme e se indigne o Céu sereno,
Contra um bicho da terra tão pequeno?"

If you guys want to read the whole poem (it's quite long) here's a link: [url]http://pt.wikisource.org/wiki/Os_Lus%C3%ADadas/I[/url]
If you guys want to hear the song, here's a youtube (licensed) link:
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXdi4yUqSYs[/youtube]

Thank you very much in advance, and sorry if I've done anything wrong posting for the first time. :D

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Take a look at some translations of these verses from "Os Lusíadas":

"Onde pode acolher-se um fraco humano,
Onde terá segura a curta vida,
Que não se arme, e se indigne o Céu sereno,
Contra um bicho da terra tão pequeno?"

Where may a fraile man hide him? in what Arms
May a short life injoy a little Rest?
Where Sea, and Land, where Guile, the Sword, and Dearth
Will not all arm 'gainst the least worm o'th'Earth?

(as translated by Sir Richard Fanshawe, 1655)

Ah! where shall weary man take sanctuary,
where live his little span of life secure?
and 'scape of Heav'n serene th' indignant storms
that launch their thunders at us earthen worms?

(as translated by Richard Francis Burton, 1880)

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