Vladimir Martinovski

Poetry

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RANSFORMATIONS

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NEW CONSTELLATIONS

Translated by: Milan Damjanoski

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1.

We spent the first part of the night

Piecing together new constellations

 

When I saw in the sky a “Sleeping swallow”

You hastened to draw the constellation of the “Pillow”

 

When you discerned the constellation of the “Bent Tulip”

I gathered a few stars to prop it up

 

When I saw the glistening of the “Eel” constellation

You told me that the whole sky is one big ocean

 

When you chanced on the constellation of the “101 Pearls”

I whispered: the galaxies are like oysters

 

Whenever we saw new flocks of stars

We rushed to find them heavenly trees so they can rest

 

2.

And when we finally found homes

For all the stars, comets, meteors and constellations

 

We decided we can take our deserved leave

And rest for the remainder of the night

 

3.

Next morning began as any other morning: we looked at each other,

As if we knew not of any new constellations

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