Breaking down cultural barriers
Transposer une culture dans une autre par delà les barrières culturelles

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Harutiun Berberian - IN THE CURRENT

Here once more
with the crowd
we wait at the station.
Around us white
funereal faces –
even makeup cannot
cover them.
While the fish reek
in the rooms.

Do you recall Fellini’s Roma…?
In the entrails of the old city
where the oil paintings
on the walls of the ancient hall
were instantly erased
by the invading current
of the subway in construction.
And no one could do anything…

While you --
who were always around here
somewhere
when I found you --
had already faded in the current
rushing in…
like a painting reminiscent
of Fellini’s antics.


Harutiun Berberian
Translated by Tatul Sonentz

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