The Ars Poetica Festival Countdown Is Starting! (Stanka Hrastelj)


Poetry Sample

The conditions under which hope doesn't die:
It must between –7 and 12°C (to begin with),
The material must not be southern or powdery,
It has to be shaped into a tidy ball,
Palms should not be warm (that is: too warm),
You shouldn't waste time on details
(Protrusions, indentations, tations),
It must be passed on quickly,
E.g. thrown or rolled down into a valley,
Which should be suitably angled...

(Translated into English by Jernej Županič)