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