“5” (a poem exists, exists) (Inger Chistensen)

5

early fall exists; aftertaste, afterthought;

seclusion and angels exist;

widows and elk exist; every

detail exists; memory, memory’s light;

afterglow exists; oaks, elms,

junipers, sameness, loneliness exist;

eider ducks, spiders, and vinegar

exist, and the future, the future

***

unfathomably translated from the Danish by Susanna Nied

 

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