(after ‘The Lark Ascending’

                                    by Vaughan Williams)


The moment the lark finally vanishes

into the spread green sky of the forest

is the moment you suddenly lift


your bruised arm up, over your body,

as though to show me the wing’s eclipse,

or the wing, or the season of your dream.


And even as your hand lapses silent

onto your chest, and your breath goes

sluggish, I am already watching your feet


prepare their slow first step under the sheet

as the last notes of sunlight fall quiet,

and you do not move again.  Oh, my dreamer,


are you a bird reviving in a summer field?

Was it the lark ascending that you heard,

a ghost among its shy-hearted tunes?


Yes.  I heard the lark escaping, too.



[1] Вид сврзно ткиво, пред сè од колаген, кое ги поврзува, стабилизира, заградува и одделува мускулите и другите внатрешни органи. (Заб. на прев.)

[1] Вид медицински инструмент, цевка која влегува во телото, преку која може да се вади или додава течност. (Заб. на прев