poem by Triin Soomets

বাংলা English

Estonia

save
our
souls
they need to ascend
to shattered sky
save
our
souls
they want out
from oxygen-free lungs
save
our
souls
they want out
from the collapsed shelter
save
our
souls
they need to save
yours

*

soil´s ailing question
flower´s shining answer
the only connection the only language
soil makes you dizzy

*

read me or kiss me
there is no difference
you don´t get a discount
neither me
shortly – I´m as honest as I can
little bit broken diffident and almost happy

*

I´m small enough to be in your pocket
I shut up
this place is good for thinking
I get sleepy
hope you unwittingly won´t throw me away

*

I can choose
exactly like you can
to be or not to be
a victim
if you have already chosen
you have fewer questions to ask
the others
they have more

*

there have been several things in my hand
sticky chocolate candy
dog´s muzzle
coloured pencil
dirty potato
dripping pineapple
slop bucket
whisky glass
soap cigaret apple
passport
hand of a dying friend phone
bunch of flowers
stone
book
spade soap scissors
balloon needle papaya
spoon fertiliser ticket
pills lighter door handle
soap little cactus earthworm    
light bulb chick father´s hand
button bread coin
condom door handle soap
award snowball sand
death certificate grain of coriander wallet
key soap i-Pod
pine needle
tampon
chewing gum
lipstick
door handle
mirror
soap
pen
fillet knife
safety pin
glove onion invitation
rose sliver of glass rowan´s twig
boarding pass frog
soap
wire cattail menu
birchbark ice-cream cone knob
suitcase
referral
key
toothbrush 
door handle
soap
key
door handle
soap

Triin Soomets
  Born in Tallinn in 1969, Triin Soomets is the author of 20 books, most recently Surface below the timeline (Pind ajajoone all), 2021. Her work has been widely anthologized and translated into more than twenty languages. She received the annual prize of literary magazin Looming 2018, Estonian Cultural Endowment Award in 2014 and has won or been nominated for many other awards and honors. In her poems a human being is the arena for eternal opposition of antagonistic forces – desire for pleasure and destruction, dominating and succumbing to raw force, but maybe even culture and nature. 

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