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Ljubljana

List of Contents

Series Editor's Note
Translator's Preface
Introduction
1. 'Shame and misfortune...' / 29
2. 'The Aegean....' / 31
3. 'You went to eavesdrop...' / 31
4. 'Do you think... / 33
5. 'If I yield... / 33
6. 'I don't want to say...' / 35
7. 'Half-starved...' / 35
8. 'Nature's still...' / 37
9. 'Not every day...' / 37
10. 'With what force...' / 39
11. 'Men of letters...' / 41
12. 'I listen to breath...' / 41
13. 'Do you remember...' / 43
14. 'From forgotten thoughts...' / 43
15. 'It is difficult...' / 45
16. 'White lillies...' / 45
17. 'Greeks like wisdom, Jews portents...' / 47
18. 'Seasons pass through a body...' / 47
19. 'I watch a cloud...' / 49
20. 'He is a thinker...' / 49
21. 'How terrible...' / 51
22. 'It is warm today....' / 51
23. 'On smooth rock...' / 53
24. 'In the avenue of trees...' / 53
25. 'Stars huddle...' / 55
26. 'I tangle myself in memory...' / 55
27. 'Under cut branches...' / 57
28. 'Logic doesn't come first...' / 59
29. 'Padua is falling apart....' / 59
30. 'Desert sand...' / 61
31. 'What's the use of yearning...' / 61
32. 'Who forgets, writes....' / 63
33. 'Language senses depth....' / 63
34. 'When day dawns...' / 65
35. 'A persistent glitch...' / 65
36. 'Ljubljana has ships, and a sea...' / 67
37. 'Cheeky, punchy bull finches...' / 67
38. 'Under the castle...' / 69
39. 'A swallow rests on old slabs....' / 69
40. 'This day...' / 71
41. 'Can I draw the line?...' / 71
42. 'The four rivers of paradise...' / 73
43. 'Generation after generation...' / 73
44. 'A little beak...' / 75
45. 'Landscape...' / 75
46. 'All over my skin...' / 77
47. 'Those sworn to homelessness...' / 79
48. 'Serious workers...' / 81
49. 'Truths are mined...' / 81
50. 'Other worlds...' / 83
51. 'Pride is no devil...' / 83
52. 'Did really no one honour her?...' / 85
53. 'Legend did not say...' / 85
54. 'A poem is mercy....' / 87
55. 'I lack...' / 87
56. 'His clothing gives off a worn glaze....' / 89
57. 'There are fogs...' / 89
58. 'I am worn out...' / 91
59. 'Blossoming apple trees...' / 93
60. 'Houses stand on sand...' / 93
61. 'A host is melting in a confessor's mouth....' / 95
62. 'Concepts hang...' / 95
63. 'Poetry is not dying....' / 97
64. 'An evil wind...' / 97
65. 'Form and the age...' / 99
66. 'Two baroque hearts...' / 99
67. 'Eliot sees...' / 101
68. 'Pleasures are occult...' / 101
69. 'I'm smitten by destiny....' / 103
70. 'When abysses...' / 103
71. 'Like my mother...' / 105
72. 'By the river...' / 105
73. 'If I study the heavens...' /107
74. 'At dawn...' / 107
75. 'It echoes down the corridor:' / 109
76. 'Anger and fury...' / 109
77. 'A nobleman is describing...' / 111
Biographical Notes