Udovič Jože:
The Boat

Let me stay

this night far out,

alone upon the swelling wave,

upon the wave that changes darkly

everything that breathes.

And in the boat of change

I’ll play, in the boat of desire

carrying it off,

on the wave of shadow, which is cold,

on the reflection which weaves at night

long wreaths

and hangs them on the marked man’s

neck. Let me stay

with the night, without illusions,

on the wave

that seeks no shores,

in the boat of the shadow that carries it off,

not knowing

where it will land.

Translated by Michael Biggins