Tuesday 18 May 2021

Kjell Espmark: 'Tyckte jag fattade fåglarnas sång'

Thought I understood the song of birds.

As if I had killed a Wagnerian dragon

and a drop of blood had fallen on my tongue.

Yes, thought I heard the pain of nature

and had been accepted as its emissary.

What a pathetic attempt at a return!

Of that which once was Orpheus

all that remains is a clacking jaw

with mould and murmurs instead of song.

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