(47/365) Poem by Petja Heinrich

Katerina has taken on the challenge of translating poems from Bulgarian and publishing 365 of them on her blog during 2015! This is post number 47!

Postponement Until the Clarification of the Situation

I must admit
I’m tired of thinking of you
while I shop or wait for the bus
while I read or fall asleep
or stroll through the field
in which each bird
obsessively watches me with your gaze
and sends me clearly decipherable signs

I say to myself
if she flies to the left
it’s true
and there she flies
if fireflies again hide
in last year’s bushes in august
that means it’s true
that you love me

and because now it’s april
I continue thinking dutifully
at least until the end of summer

Author: Petja Heinrich
Translated from Bulgarian by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer

Petja Heinrich is the author of a five books of poetry, most recently Lotus (Small Stations Press, 2014). She is the founder of the print poetry journal “But Poetry.” She lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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