Š 2005 - 2008 Per Contra: The International Journal of the Arts, Literature and Ideas.
To Fight Life-Long to Be Essential (Bertolt Brecht)
Furzy bracken spreads out wintry splendors
for the one who truly sees
and does not call it with contempt underbrush,
for that black rose that in its hands
holds clouds of tears,
all that are possible.
He sees again birds not yet in flight,
pale butterflies in puddles,
their hair fresh-washed going out into the day,
he begins along with furzy bracken to spell out:
creepers, crickets, figs, fittonia
alongside the first class coach passing by
filled with flesh, fragrant with hope,
to fight life-long
to be essential.