Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Wolf Thickets

One translator’s effort
To render an odd word
In one of the fragments

Of Alcaeus, unique
Compound term suggesting
Being ambushed by wolves,

Or surrounded by wolves,
Or running with the wolves.
Wolf thickets on your trail.

Alcaeus is long gone,
Whatever wolf thickets were
To him, something like them

Will surround everyone,
Even the quietest
Lives, even wolves themselves.

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