Wim Wenders Motif
Angel, it seems you're unable
To feel how bones walking crack
You'd like to take pleasure in
You can stand beside a reader
In a public library and let him
Wallow in illusions about his soul
Something that is only half-human
Suddenly to leap on a roof or spire
The dream of many children bores you
Angel, I know you crave potatoes
With cottage cheese and herring
You want your mother to scream at you
When you don't come home on time
Even I want this!
(from I passedEs pagāju, 2001 )
The rider plucks apples with both hands
Without dismounting his horse
Lightning squalls and the rider falls
There was a black cloud behind the mountain
Why didn't he notice!
(from Summer SnowVasaras sniegs, 1999)
Translated by Margita Gailitis
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A tiger follows Mahatma Gandhi
No, he is not hungry
He is Gandhi's follower.
(from The Landscape Screams Ainava kliedz, 1996, p. 33)
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Long since I have wandered thus.
A colorless scentless hour.
Rain. It's dark and I don't understand
If this woman who enters my eyes
Is moving away or coming closer
Coming closer or moving away.
(from Ainava kliedzThe Landscape Screams 1996, p. 87)