Monday, April 7, 2014

"Child" by Jacek Gutorow

In honor of National Poetry Month, here is "Child" by Polish poet Jacek Gutorow.


Joy thinks I’m on its side
when I run through a snowy field
but death keeps its eyes open
and looks into my right pocket
where a plastic airplane
flies and flies in a clenched fist.

(Translation by Piotr Florczyk)

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