Snow in your shoes

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Snow in your shoes

Snow in your shoes
Siesta in Ljubljana
A Pencil writes with its heart

Translated from the Serbian by Novica Petrović

One does not build a house collecting cutlery
even though a few extra spoons
come in handy sometimes.

One does not build a house from new curtains
even though different views
from time to time
should be shielded by new cloth.

For a home to be a home, among other things
you need a lot of things
you would gladly renounce
in advance.

Listen to what Eskimos say:
to build a good igloo,
for years you have to carry
snow in you shoes.

And a safety pin, forgotten
in your coat collar,
near the jugular.

AuthorAna Ristović
2018-08-21T17:23:21+00:00 March 1st, 2005|Categories: Poetry, Blesok no. 41|0 Comments