Gojko Božović - NEARBY DEITIES

Nearby deities no longer know stories
That could help us do
Daily and annual jobs,
Together with crops,
Gather the remaining visible shadows,
Find the source of ever colder water,
Make bread and on the bread
Purple from excitement,
Put salt tried between fingers,
Discover the nest in the forest,
Trout in the river,
Connect the moon with the high tide,
And the foot with low tide,
Then glands with other glands.
Nearby deities no longer know stories.

Translated: Radmila Nastić