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Poetry

“exactly the forehead, exactly the mouth, exactly the hands”

By Krystyna Milobedzka
Translated from Polish by Alissa Valles

exactly the forehead, exactly the mouth, exactly the hands
with that same dirty stain near the fingernail

with little braids
in an old-fashioned dress
with a dahlia at the cheek, a strawberry at the lips
in that blue grey band in the hair

(and: will the ash blossom?)

 

English

exactly the forehead, exactly the mouth, exactly the hands
with that same dirty stain near the fingernail

with little braids
in an old-fashioned dress
with a dahlia at the cheek, a strawberry at the lips
in that blue grey band in the hair

(and: will the ash blossom?)

 

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