Tuesday, January 15, 2008

XIII

Toad
     Shut those damn birds up. Then I'll sing!

Gnat
     Yes, but we are led by a veritable eagle.

Fallen Tree
     I'm just getting my strength up. I'll stand up again.

Stump
     Well, sure, I cannot move, but that means I cannot misstep.

Stone
     There is moss on me? Well, let us grow, let us grow.

Gravestone
     If only people didn't walk all over you like that!

Book
     I can only give the answers I contain.

Fence Post
     Ah, spring... I can feel myself growing.

Basalt
     Don't touch me, I am molten lava.

Undated Manuscript, 1935

5 comments:

santoritimes said...

Sir, I commend your excellent work.

Also, I'm wondering if there is a reason Kniha doesn't get translated? If this occasional inclusion of actual Czech words continues, I will soon be unable to "get it," as my vocabulary is, as you know, whack.

Andrew said...

Fixed! That was "book." It's an amusing thing that I appear to be able to use Czech and English nouns interchangeably. I swear I proofread that twice and didn't notice.

Díky!

santoritimes said...

to nic. I got to be in the know for a minute since I actually knew what that word meant. Thanks Czech Barnes & Noble (Barvic & Novotiny?).

Plaid Avenger said...

Aye, yes Barvic & Novotny it was. I bought The Ground Beneath Her Feet and Gravity's Rainbow there.

Plaid Avenger said...

hehe...footpants....