Trafika Europe 5 - Slovenian Interlude

pastorale: poem for an avenue of fallen trees

A cane non magno saepe tenetur aper

mild winter, tea, a few cigarettes, then a walk in the fog through the town. everything’s thought out thoroughly, no more madness, no dance. the poem is blind. Gregor is late as usual. I warned him that he’ll end up in a poem. big snowflakes from artificial fabrics in Ljubljana’s old town.

Roza with his ear-flap cap, like some rabbit, passes me on a bike along the green lazy river. I see a piece of grey sky in it

and a dragon nailed to the bridge. in the sky over the marketplace a scattered flock of big black birds.


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