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Russian Valley

Poetry Tomaž Šalamun
Translated from the Slovenian by Michael Thomas Taren and the author

Lord, jump from the elder tree,
let your feet and eyes flutter. Let’s

in the air, while you fall, see
your thigh, let it glimmer, let

plankton fuse, let animal snouts
touch hours’ batten, don’t let

grow trees between glass and hands.
Neither human veins nor hard

stones. The coal which  [...]

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Issue 12



Winter 2011


​Tomaž Šalamun has published more than thirty books of poetry in his home country of Slovenia. His poems have been translated into more than twenty languages. 


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