Maarja Kangro

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Maarja Kangro was born in Tallinn, on December 20, 1973, where she currently lives. She has published five collections of poetry, a children's book and three collection of short stories. In 2011, a collection of her poems, La farfalla dell’irreversibilità (The Butterfly of No Return) was published in Italian. Apart from Italian, her poems and short stories have been translated into English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Russian, Slovene, Swedish, and Udmurt.
Popular Poems
1.
***[In a small town in the Italian Alps]
In a small town in the Italian Alps,
a Ukrainian nurse
stands under magnolias in a park.
It's winter, and an old, shaggy,
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2.
The doner
In a small bookstore
under the roof of a shopping mall,
looking for a gift,
I resorted to the silly habit
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3.
The big
I heard it on the radio:
in ancient times, the pig strolled freely
around the house,
eating man's shit.
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4.
Asbestos
So, as a child, you say?
You jumped,
and the pile of Eternit cracked?
Blue sneakers, white chrysotile.
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5.
The Butterfly of no return
‘again' is a big word.
slowly and quickly
again

again men rejoice on the radio
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