eurostar

eurostar

Thanks to Amelia for translating another of my poems into Dutch on her wooing a lady through an attorney blog.

This one’s from my first little collection sparrow in an airport in NEW POETS TEN (Friendly Street Poets/Wakefield Press, 2005.)

eurostar.

you emerge from earth’s

bowels to another

country where the sun

is brighter

even grass and villages

whisper en français

you become obsessed

with taking THE photo

a typical landscape au calais

whenever background is right

a bridge jumps to foreground

at lightspeed

then you realise

everything is

typical

think fleetingly

conviction growing

you’re viewing a loop

it’s the same green grass,

same recurring little église

and all your life has been

déja-vu.

Read it in Dutch HERE.

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