Nausica, Doris Kareva, Estonia

  1.  1. Nausicaa

The wind, I remember, the light
and your face among the rushes,

a strange pallid face,

I felt that I knew you
from a long ago dream,
an inkling, a
revelation –

Oh gods, gods …            

I rose,
I flew home, as if
with hair ablaze, the washing
adrift in the water … 

Doris Kareva, Estonia
Translation by Hilary Bird – Doris Kareva
From: “Days of Grace, Armuaeg” (1991)

Painting: Jean Veber 1864-1928