21.2.09

Holub 2, krilata


Wings



We have
microscopic anatomy
of the whale
this
is
reassuring

— William Carlos Williams


We have
a map of the universe
for microbes,
we have
a map of a microbe
for the universe.

We have
a Grand Master of chess
made of electronic circuits.

But above all
we have
the ability
to sort peas,
to cup water in our hands,
to seek
the right screw
under the sofa
for hours

This
gives us
wings.


Holub, Miroslav, and Ian Milner. 2006. Poems before & after: collected English translations. Tarset, Northumberland: Bloodaxe.

2 komentara:

Anonimno kaže...

Lijepo, podsjetilo me na djetinstvo kad bi nam baka stavila na dugački plitki tanjur rižu, da je očistimo od neriže, i na vrijeme kad smo na plaži premještali more na neko bolje mjesto.
S. O.

Mad Webber kaže...

Prilozi za budući rječnik hrvatskog jezika:

neriža (eng. unrice)

But above all,
We have the ability
To sort rice from unrice

(A poem dedicated to Condoleeza)