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‘From the Angel’s Window’ Liliana Ursu.

From the Angel’s Window

Sweet hay, raw grass, the hot udder, wild strawberries
a green corridor, pine pitch, the cathedral.
From time to time an apple drops –
A baptism.

Through the art gallery, the girl walks by in mauve.
You skate on a frozen tear.

Da Capo.

This poem is from Selected Poems by Liliana Ursu The Sky Behind the Forest .Trans, Liliana Ursu, Adam J Sorkin and Tess Gallagher.

(Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation). Bloodaxe 1997.