Late addition – Poem for Thursday, May 31

June 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

from SOCKS

XVIII

Darkness whirls
streaks of light, shadows
against people’s windows:
are you in?

Can’t you see?
the houses crouching for take-off,
the roads ready to rush up and
knock the streetlight-cops
to the ground.
Telephone wires dart to and fro
eager to catch stars!
are you in?

-Henry Parland, Ideals Clearance (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2007)
Translation by Johannes Goransson

Ideals Clearance

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