DESCRIBING THE EXTRAORDINARY

by Alen Brlek


DESCRIBING THE EXTRAORDINARY

Light was hollow this morning.
On the kitchen table, motionlessly,
an onion levitated, and I wanted to say

I missed the ring of your voice.

Alongside water, thoughts boiled into

sugar isn’t awake, fast,
one should fast.

Translated from the Croatian by Mirza Puric

OPISIVANJE IZVANREDNOG

 

Svjetlost je jutros bila šuplja,

na kuhinjskom je stolu nepomično

levitirao luk, i htio sam reći

 

nedostaje mi kolut tvoga glasa.

 

Usporedno s vodom misli su proključale u

 

šećer se nije probudio, postiti,

treba postiti.