Matthew Sweeney

الانجليزية

Ljiljana Petrović

الصربية

The Snowy Owl

Over the heads of the firing squad
flew a snowy owl, who oohooed  twice
just before they pulled their triggers
and as the woman slumped on her ropes,
blood splattering her white dress,
the owl landed on her shoulder,
oohooed again, and swivelled its big-
eyed gaze over all the uniformed men,
one of whom raised his rifle
but the captain knocked it away
while the owl pecked at some blood
on the woman’s breast, smearing
its own breast feathers, then glared,
it seemed, at the transfixed men,
before swooping off, barely missing
the head of one, making them all
turn to watch it glide away, and hear
one more oohoo echo through the sky.

© Matthew Sweeney
من: unpublished
الإنتاج المسموع: 2006, M.Mechner / Literaturwerkstatt Berlin

POLARNA SOVA

Nad glavama streljačkog voda zalepršala je
polarna sova, dvaput huknuvši pre nego
što će vojnici otvoriti vatru,
a kada se žena stropoštala preko konopaca,
i kada je krv šiknula na njenu belu haljinu,
sova joj je sletela na rame,
još jednom huknula, i počela da kruži
buljavim pogledom po uniformisanim ljudima,
na šta je jedan od njih podigao pušku,
ali ju je kapetan samo ćutke odgurnuo,
dok je sova nastavljala da kljuje
ženina nedra, natapajući svoje perje
njenom krvlju, a onda je još jednom
prostrelila pogledom paralizovane ljude
i vinula se naviše, gotovo okrznuvši
glavu jednog od njih i nateravši ih
da je isprate pogledom, slušajući
turobni huk koji se prolamao nebom.

Prevod na srpski jezik Ljiljana Petrović