Poem No. 1, by Srečko Kosovel

3 April 2012

Directly following on from ‘Kludsky Circus‘:

//

The sun shines.
I woke up.
Still thinking of the circus
and of Colombine.

The sun on the street,
it accompanies me.
I buy four Zeta
from the tobacco shop.
How small
the tobacco shop
compared to the sun.
Man is like a lizard
that loves the sun.
And yet.
The sun follows me.

//

Previously I wondered if Ted Hughes was the poet fondest of the full stop. Kosovel certainly challenges for the title.

[Read in Look Back, Look Ahead: The Selected Poems of Srečko Kosovel, translated from the Slovenian by Ana Jelnikar and Barbara Siegel Carlson.]

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One Response to “Poem No. 1, by Srečko Kosovel”


  1. […] Kosovel’s ‘Poem No. 1′, with its purchase of ‘four Zeta’ allows me to jump to Frank O’Hara also visiting […]


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