Friday, 26 February 2016

Per Højholt - 'Så og så mange lærker'

Such-and-such a number of larks

383 larks have arrived 384
the tops of the birch trees are seething (385) like balloons actually balloons
       you inflate gas deposits on stalks curtseying like birch trees yes completely like
       birch trees that are seething
388 larks have arrived and are singing above mole-hills 389
winter’s sleep-paths are being uncovered winter’s sleep-paths lie uncovered
       and full of water the sun strikes them
a morris drives up over the hill and down again and rumbles up along the sunken road and
      approaches splashingly past the pine trees
the postman’s morris comes into sight beneath 390 larks.

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