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March 31, 2009 by · 2 comments

Aksinia Mihailova

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My left hand
over a piece of paper;
if you erased
my thumb and my little finger
and replaced them with verse,
my hand mutilated and bony
seen from the above
would resemble
a step of a bird
chained to the piece of paper
with tiny inky bracelets.
Like that exotic bird
of the painting at the Gouttiere gallery:

she is learning how to fly on the ground,
ignoring the tourists,
picking up the seeds
only from the palm of her master.

Translated from Bulgarian by Roumiana Tiholova

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