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Vladimir Holan: No, don’t go yet


Vladimir Holan: No, don’t go yet

No, don’t go yet, don’t be afraid of all the excitement,

it’s the bear opening beehives in the orchard.

He’ll soon be quiet. I too will hold back

words that rush like the serpent’s sperm

to the woman in Eden.

No, don’t go yet, don’t lower your veil.

The fuel of crocuses has lit up the meadows.

That’s what you are then, life, although you say:

– By desire, we add something. But love

remains love.

Translated  Jarmila and Ian Milner, 1971

Malcolm D B Munro
Wednesday 21 February, 2018

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