domingo, julho 20, 2008

Wislawa Szymborska

Two Monkeys by Brueghel #

I keep dreaming of my graduation exam:
in a window sit two chained monkeys,
beyond the window floats the sky,
and the sea splashes.

I am taking an exam on the history of
I stammer and flounder.

One monkey, eyes fixed upon me, listens
the other seems to be dozing--
and when silence follows a question,
he prompts me
with a soft jingling of the chain.

(trans. from the Polish by Magnus Kryski)

# Amanhã ( hoje é domingo), a versão em português.

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