Monthly Archives: January 2012

Noémi László (1973- ) “High Shadow”

That first surgery wasn’t one. There stood mother, all I feared. After the fall I checked the wound, And left it in the mirror’s memory. I never made it all the way round morning. Sometimes noon would take till midnight. I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Umberto Saba (1883-1957) “Ulysses”

    In younger days I sailed Dalmatia’s coast: Budding islands capped the crest of waves, where now And then a bird would hover, fixed on prey; Seaweed-wrapped and slippery, lovely as emeralds in the sun. When high tide and … Continue reading

Posted in Italian | Leave a comment

Mihály Babits (1883-1941), “Evening Question”

As evening’s soft blanket, smooth silken blanket of blackness spread out by some monumental nursemaid slowly envelops its beloved earth and with such care that each single blade of grass stands straight up in its gentle wrap and not a wrinkle frights the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment