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Like a reminder of this life
of trams sun sparrows
and the flighty uncontrolledness
of streams leaping like thermometers
and because ducks are quacking somewhere
above the crackling of the last paper thin ice
and because children are crying bitterly
(remember children""s lives are so sweet!)
and because in the drunken shimmering starlight
the new moon whoops it up
and a stocking crackles a bit at the knee
gold in itself and tinged by the sun
like a reminder of life
and because there is resin on tree trunks
and because I was madly mistaken
in thinking that my life was over
like a reminder of my life
you entered into me on stockinged feet.
You entered neither too late nor too early
at exactly the right time as my very own
and with a smile uprooted me
from memories as from a grave.
And I once again whirling among
the painted horses gladly exchange
for one reminder of life
all its memories.
1974

Translated by Arthur Boyars amd Simon Franklin
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