Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A poem

Far Within Us #1
by Vasko Popa

We raise our arms
The street climbs into the sky
We lower our eyes
The roofs go down into the earth

From every pain
We do not mention
Grows a chestnut tree
That stays mysterious behind us

From every hope
We cherish
Sprouts a star
That moves unreachable before us

Can you hear a bullet
Flying about our heads
Can you hear a bullet
Waiting to ambush our kiss

(translation by Anne Pennington)

2 comments:

rahina qh said...

unbelievable... the war on gaza? i don't know how else to interpret this... r.

thinker said...

Glad you like it.
No, the poem has nothing to do with war in Gaza. He was a surrealist poet, influenced by the French surrealism...