Monday, May 31, 2010

NEW! Poem by Tomaz Salamun

Tomaz Salamun


What is the sea? The sea is the forehead.
What is the forehead? The forehead is the night.
What is the sand? The sand is the dawn.
What is the dawn? The dawn is the king.
The king is the donned man.
The donned man carries the burden.

What is the sack? The sack is garbage.
What is garbage? Garbage is the wheel?
What is the color? The color is gas.
What is the gas? The gas is the child.
The child hugs the Bible.
Smash his Bible.

What is carrying? Carrying is delight.
What is delight? Delight is Bach.
What is the wisdom? The wisdom is silence.
The silence is number four.
Four, crossed and encircled.

Translated from the Slovenian by Michael Thomas Taren and the author