Udovič Jože:
The Shepherd

Day was a

lime tree in blossom.

The breeze lies in the grass,

drunk with

nectarous dew.

A horse grazes

in the sky.


A shepherd, cloaked

in a fur made of clouds,

chases it home.


A child

stretches out in the moss.


A bush covers him

with the fragrance of berries.


His hands form a slumbering nest

for bumble-bees returning

toward evening.

Translated by Michael Biggins