Lindens by Adam Zagajewski

So much sweetness–
the city’s been anesthetized;
a skinny boy, who barely
takes up space on earth,
and a dog,
and I, a soldier in an unseen war,
and a river I love.
The lindens bloom.

 


From Without End page 50
Translated by Clare Cavenagh, Renata Gorczynski, Benjamin Ivry and C.K. Williams

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