Jānis Rokpelnis - BRAQUE

for birds to fly away and out
from a compliant measured space
great chaos must be created
for fragile reality to be severed
so each object may regain its breath

birds of passage race from every frame
to the south where your heart dwells
exchanging a few words with the mind
birds’ wings flutter in your veins
but an image shines serenely peaceful

Translated by Margita Gailitis