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Joseph Vasques

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It Is The Age of Cucumbers

by

Joseph Vasques


I've always said:
"A door that four people cannot open
a dog opens with the end
of its nose
and goes on its way..."
No one is surprised though.
It is the age of cucumbers.

A machine washes the linen,
a man does not find time
to wash himself.
In certain bald heads
there is everything but hair,
and humanity.

In the castles
are wood worms,
not sultans,
living like kings...
No one is surprised though.
It is the age of cucumbers.

Üzeyir Lokman ÇAYCI
Traduit par by Yakup YURT en français
French free verse translated into English free verse
by Joneve McCormick - 2004