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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Read the translation/transcreation of Athira's poem in English

Subjects under the Sky

“Ask me
about anything under the sky
(reply assured)”
what about matters above the sky?”
“Sky, what is that?
Bluish emptiness?
Hollowness lost in changing colours?
Whatever that be,
Don’t say there is no sky.
There is, for everyone,
above their head only.
Well. Now you speak about the matters
under the sky above your head.
But be quick.
Beyond the well-sized sky
concealing thunder and deluge
black clouds are gathering.”