Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 41 | March 2020 | 4 Poems by Maja Haderlap, translated by Deirdre McMahon

4 Poems by Maja Haderlap, translated by Deirdre McMahon

Poems by Maja HaderlapFrom langer transit (Wallstein, 2014)Translated by Deirdre McMahon

dreaming language
my little language dreams up
a land where she can build word nests
that fan out over borders
not her own. She wants
to grow outwards, to expand,
to glide through faraway
avenues of water and air,
to dive into hot subterranean springs,
to have a frame for every picture
she wants her doubtful shadow
to settle in people
like shimmering word-beings,
laying larvae in the pores of their sk...

...

To read the rest of this article Login

or purchase a Digital Subscription