Time you sit about leisurely

by Stanka Hrastelj


Time you sit about leisurely

The time you sit about leisurely

somewhere in a coffeehouse or on the grass

is measured out cautiously;

it is a lot like silence you pour in a cup

when you should speak

about simplicities of everyday

because there is nothing common about this world of ours

 

and sometimes it pours over the edge.

There are still thinks that surprise me:

like your interest in baroque,

a bowl of plums in your fridge,

or how you, for just a moment, keep your hand on the door handle

before you open and let me in.

© translated by Alenka Sunčič Zanut

Čas, ko posedaš

Čas, ko posedaš v kavarni ali v travi,

je odmerjen premišljeno;

kakor molk, ki ga

natočiš v skodelico,

ko je treba govoriti

o vsakdanjosti,

kajti nič na svetu ni vsakdanjega

in včasih se zlije čez rob.

Še so stvari, ki me presenetijo:

tvoje zanimanje za barok,

skleda sliv v hladilniku

ali kako za trenutek podržiš roko na kljuki,

preden mi odpreš.

© Stanka Hrastelj, Nizki toni (Goga, 2005)