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The Architecture of a Cloud

October 31, 2008 by · 2 comments

Milena Ivanova-Andreeva

Photo: Dia™

Artificial clouds to cool Earth
(a headline in Standart newspaper, July 1, 2006)

Vienna’s biggest inconvenience is ashtrays:
with every cigarette snuffed out in The Kiss,
you increasingly give up on Klimt (at the expense of smoking).

Professionally, I hate Van Gogh –
Anyone who pays for a designer cloud, typically starts off with him.
And the sun is obscured by sunflowers.

I feel like I’m losing fishing, too.
I dream of myself being an odd fisherman, who –
Straddling the earth, dangles feet and casts the line at the sun.
(Can you catch a sun with a question-hook?)
For now, I’m waking up.

Translated from Bulgarian by Zoya Marincheva

Milena Ivanova-Andreeva’s poem won a second place in Poetry in Public Republic’s literary competition “Modern times”

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