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Poetry

Evolution

By Magnús Sigurðsson
Translated from Icelandic by Meg Matich

EVOLUTION (1)

Flight of the dwarf wasp,

wingspan
one millimeter
beating 350 times
per second

finally captured
in a photograph.

After one million
millenia of steadily
evolving

technology.

EVOLUTION (2)

Let me
help you

said the ape.

And placed the fish
carefully

in the crown of the tree. 

English

EVOLUTION (1)

Flight of the dwarf wasp,

wingspan
one millimeter
beating 350 times
per second

finally captured
in a photograph.

After one million
millenia of steadily
evolving

technology.

EVOLUTION (2)

Let me
help you

said the ape.

And placed the fish
carefully

in the crown of the tree. 

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