Gulls

I wish I were somewhere else.

Not that I know where that is.                                   

And I'd not be getting up to anything.

Just somewhere I could get back from

or some place I could stay.

When I take in the air, I tend to know.

Light is not the most important thing,

because it changes all the time,

but air is.

That breathing comes easily.

That you can intake & give out.                                  

Tired in the evening, fresh in the morning.

That the movement's good.                           

Somewhere where you like to work.

 

Three gulls flying above Ljubljana. 

Translated by Ana Jelnikar & Stephen Watts

Galebi

Želim si, da bi bil drugje.

Ne vem, kje.

Nič takega ne bi počel.

Nekje, od koder bi se lahko vrnil

ali pa tam ostal.

Ko povoham zrak, navadno vem.

Svetloba ni najpomembnejša,

ker se nenehno spreminja,

ampak zrak.

Da gre dihanje rado.

Da lahko jemlješ vase in daješ ven.

Zvečer utrujen, zjutraj svež.

Delati dobre gibe.

Nekje, kjer rad delaš.

 

Nad Ljubljano letijo trije galebi. 

Jure Jakob, iz zbirke Delci dela, 2013