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Poem

Anneke Brassinga

BY THE SEA

The wind weighs the words
and finds them too light
the wind weeps, sweeps the words
aside, out of sight

the storm petrel that gulps them up
will rise to the heights of the giant albatross
or merely wish to screech
as I do, dusted monkey chained to its perch.

AAN ZEE

AAN ZEE

De wind weegt de woorden
bevindt ze te licht
de wind huilt, veegt de woorden
van tafel, uit het zicht

het stormvogeltje dat ze opslikt
zal stijgen tot de hoogten van de reuzenalbatros
of alleen nog willen krijsen
zoals ik, bestoven aap op stok.
Close

BY THE SEA

The wind weighs the words
and finds them too light
the wind weeps, sweeps the words
aside, out of sight

the storm petrel that gulps them up
will rise to the heights of the giant albatross
or merely wish to screech
as I do, dusted monkey chained to its perch.

BY THE SEA

The wind weighs the words
and finds them too light
the wind weeps, sweeps the words
aside, out of sight

the storm petrel that gulps them up
will rise to the heights of the giant albatross
or merely wish to screech
as I do, dusted monkey chained to its perch.
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