Saturday, 6 September 2014

The Prayer of the Giraffe - Carmen Bernos de Gasztold

I who see the world from above
find it hard to get used to its pettiness.
I have heard it said
You love humble creatures?
Chatter of apes!
It is easier for me
to believe in Your greatness.
I feed on exalted things
and I rather like
to see myslef closer to Your heaven.
Chatter of apes!

Carmen Bernos de Gasztold (1919 - 1995) France
Translated by Rumer Godden

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