Waterfall by Boris A. Novak

Once upon a time I met Boris A. Novak (Anorak for friends, which we aren’t).

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We had a little chat and I told him which my favourite poem of his (and one of the best worldwide) will always be. This one:

Vodomet: Boris A. Novak

noga igra nogomet

roka igra rokomet

 

lulek igra vodomet

 

noga riše sled

roka boža cvet

 

lulek zaliva svet

Then I added that I’m a translator and my wish is to translate this poem into English. He gave a little chuckle with the undertone “Impossible”. I like impossible things. Here it is.

Waterfall, by Boris A. Novak

(translated by Manja Maksimovič)

foot plays football

hand plays handball

 

willie plays waterfall

 

foot forges a footprint

hand handles a herb

 

willie waters the world

I ask his friends if they can kindly notify him of this milestone. Thank you!

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