Lives Journal 13

Lev Detela

 

FUGUES OF WAR

 

MUSIC

 

Fugue. Fugue. Fugue.

Farther.

Bell. Fugue. Well. Well.

Farther.

Fugue. Evening. Wind. Well. Well.

Farther.

Bell. Up. Wind.

Fugue. Fugue.

Wind. Well. Well. Up.

Farther.

Bell. Evening. Music.

Well. Well. Wind.

Fugue. Music. Well. Well.

Farther.

Evening. Bell. Music. Up. Up.

Farther.

Music. Well. Well. Wind.

Farther.

Up. Up. Evening.

Well. Well.

Music. Up. Wind.

Farther.

Music. Point. Line. End.

Farther.

 

 

 

FASHION CUT

 

Out.

At. Away. Off.

To. At. Away. To.

Off. Out.

At. Off.

To. Off. At. To.

From. Off. At.

Out.

 

 

 

ARMS DEALERS

 

the powder has been shot off

a long time ago all the blood was spilled

the war is enjoyable

with bombs and rifle guns

for the confused armies everywhere

interested in profit and calculations

with rockets and cannons

and at the end a deadly flash

life is an offensive clash

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

you are turkish too untrue

as a croat needed nowhere

a real chinese bolshevik

arabian naive bulky arse

aggressive slav without a tie

as an albanian only a mulatto

a permanent persian enemy

flip-flopping as an italian

really pungent as a frenchman

and as a negro superfluous to all

a foreign dirty bon vivant

among us forever stay scant 

 

 

Translated by Herbert Kuhner and Ivo Antich

 

 

 

Slovenian (gajica)

Slovenian (bohorichica)