Wednesday, October 15, 2008


You'er Alone the Swift Cried

You'er alone the swift cried
wringing out a wonderful dive
on the azure coast
remember it for yourself
like a cork shot
from a champagne bottle
you're someone important
the violin sang
someone like me
only bady tuned
you're silent
and dry
whispered the letter
the paper
you have to beware
of fireworks.

--- Translated from the Polish by Wayne Miller and Katarzyna Komorowska. From Volume 25 Number 1, 2005 edition of the Pleiades magazine

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