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Janík, Pavol: The Moment before Touch (Okamih pred dotykom in English)

Portre of Janík, Pavol

Okamih pred dotykom (Slovak)

Vzduch znehybnel.
Ako v obrázkovom týždenníku
listujem si v tvojich očiach.

Počuť ticho,
ako si vykračuje v nových topánkach
a ako utišuje ubzučané včely.
Ktosi nás naliehavo oslovuje krídlami.

Vraj si videla
z oblohy padať horiace vtáky!

To len na dne pŕs
ti čosi neprestajne lomozí.

Uploaded byRépás Norbert
PublisherSmena, Bratislava / Edícia Mladá tvorba
Source of the quotationNezaručené správy
Bookpage (from–to)41-41
Publication date

The Moment before Touch (English)

The air grows still.
As in an illustrated weekly
I leaf through your eyes.

To hear silence
as it walks in new shoes
and lulls the buzzing bees.
Somebody furiously addresses us with wings.

It’s said that you’ve seen
burning birds tumble from the sky!

It’s just at the base of your breasts
there’s something making a ceaseless hullabaloo.

Uploaded byRépás Norbert
PublisherThe Penniless Press, United Kingdom 2014
Source of the quotationA Dictionary of Foreign Dreams
Publication date

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