Daily Poem: Buying ~ Jean Follain

January 16, 2017 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

Buying
~ Jean Follain
Translated from French by Heather McHugh

She was buying an elixir
in a city
of bygone times
yet we should think of her
now when shoulders are as white
and wrists as fine
flesh as sweet
Oh, vertiginous life!

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