Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The fire

by Gösta Ågren

The fire was a story never
told. Pulsating
figures, motionless adventures
were glimpsed before they fell
apart, and the farm grew dark
and the wind called
from the future.

But the future is a place
from which the only road
that leads away is the one that leads
home. Now that everything is
told, I sit again
by the burning
story.

translated from Finland-Swedish by David McDuff

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