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Poetry

Indiscretion

Translated from Polish

Had she busied herself in time
with the systematic counting
of ship screws
it would not have come to this—
indecent acts of poetry.

Translation of "Niedyskrecja." Copyright by Ewa Lipska. By arrangement with the author. Translation copyright 2007 by Robin Davidson and Ewa Elżbieta Nowakowska. All rights reserved.

Read Ewa Lipska's "Juicer."

English

Had she busied herself in time
with the systematic counting
of ship screws
it would not have come to this—
indecent acts of poetry.

Translation of "Niedyskrecja." Copyright by Ewa Lipska. By arrangement with the author. Translation copyright 2007 by Robin Davidson and Ewa Elżbieta Nowakowska. All rights reserved.

Read Ewa Lipska's "Juicer."