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Sridala Swami

TESTAMENT

TESTAMENT

TESTAMENT

From you I learnt
to winnow words
give them room to breathe
                 silence in which to grow
                 grass-wild.

A single flower
at a difficult summer’s end
will bloom fiercely
and for a long time.


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TESTAMENT

From you I learnt
to winnow words
give them room to breathe
                 silence in which to grow
                 grass-wild.

A single flower
at a difficult summer’s end
will bloom fiercely
and for a long time.


TESTAMENT

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Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
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J.E. Jurriaanse
Literature Translation Institute of Korea
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