Poem of the Week, week 26: Ruth Lillegraven "Mother and Father"

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my mother
is melting-sun
and buttercup

my father is old-spruce
and soar-eagle

swings sickle
and dries hay

sharpens scythe
and turns earth

this must you do
this must you be
he says

only this way
can rock and waves
and mount and shore
still be ours

still be
you and me

Ruth Lillegraven

Translated by May-Brit Akerholt, Sickle, Seagull Press, 2019

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