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Ferenc Juhasz: Then there are fish


Ferenc Juhasz: Then there are fish
Forever confusing smoke with weeds,
clouds and sky with water.
Born with no lungs, just a blister
floating in a cage of splinters,
listless fins and hyperthyroid eyes.
Even the smallest
fry
chase their hunger as boldly as carp –
mouths, nostrils, eyes
burst on a rising scream like a shoal of bubbles.
A world of nothing but water!
Houses and trees
float up like giant bubbles.
Translated David Wevill, 1970
Malcolm D B Munro
Wednesday 21 February, 2018
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