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Between the wheat wells and the bridal mirrors

In the Main square, where rope-makers sell rope
and shoe-makers shoes,
the shadow of the three moons floating evenings above town
is caught in the butterfly net of children,

while furrier Brid fills his well with wheat.
The same happens in the Little Square
where Nicolaus the goldsmith places the clean fruit of his work
in the cabinet under the three moons floating evenings
above town

Who will spark the blades and kitchen knives
now that the sharpener’s house has been demolished
and Sibiu shimmers with June bugs.

Luckily, the poet has a working room for bridal mirrors
and a net for catching beautiful dreams
not too far from the Bark Mill.
Each night, down in the Golden Valley, he flies kites made of poems
penned with his friend, J G Bayer, hat-maker and illustrious orator.

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About the translation:
Liliana Ursu
Mihaela Moscaliuc
Original language:
2013 Number 2 - Between Clay and Star

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Original poet

Liliana Ursu

Liliana Ursu, internationally acclaimed Romanian poet, was born in Sibiu, Romania. Ursu has published eight books of poetry in...

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Mihaela Moscaliuc


Mihaela Moscaliuc

Mihaela Moscaliuc is the author of Father Dirt (Kinereth Gensler Award, Alice James Books in 2010) and co-translator of Carmel...

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