Veno Taufer

(1933 / Ljubljana)

Of World's End Palimpsest - Poem by Veno Taufer

waves crease
of world's end palimpsest

of foam
then water
ice then

moss already
a new world

then cries
either from north
south or east

west deep
in the clotted sargasso

behind the sun
flake falls flake flake
falls paper torn again

dry I grope my way
through crack
of fire burned by milksap

Translated by Michael Scammell & author

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 23, 2017

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