Poem of the Week, week 18: Hanne Bramness "May"

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Rain against the café’s tall windows
falls silently
into the heart

soft stamens
scraping on the glass without a sound

She leans over the table
takes his hand

in the center of his warm palm
a pool of gold
to drink

Hanne Bramness

From A Calendar in Colour, Longhouse Publishers & Booksellers, Green River, Vermont, 2011.
Translated by the poet and Anna Reckin

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