Far Within Us #2

Look here's that uninvited
Alien presence look it's here

A shudder on the ocean of tea in the cup
Rust taking hold
On the edges of our laughter
A snake coiled in the depths of the mirror

Will I be able to hide you
From your face in mine

Look it's the third shadow
On our imagined walk
Unexpected abyss
Between our words
Hoofs clattering
Below the vaults of our palates

Will I be able
On this unrest-field
To raise you a tent of my hands


Trans. by Anne Pennington


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by Vasko Popa

Comments (5)

From the Roof by Denise Levertov This wild night, gathering the washing as if it were flowers animal vines twisting over the line and slapping my face lightly, soundless merriment in the gesticulations of shirtsleeves, I recall out of my joy a night of misery
The river lights life with clean air and shining effect. An interesting poem is very beautifully penned. This is very thoughtful...10
I think the special charm of the poem lies in the smoothness of transition and pause in the lines. It really controls the flow of English!
The narrative captures the feel and sentiments attached with a lovely new place of living. It may take some time before one gets used to it. Till then it would be 'walking with you but so far from you'. Thanks.
Such an interesting poem by Denise Levertov👍👍👍