Syndic Literary Journal

Syndic No. 48 ~ The garden run to seed flies off – Rammelkamp

The garden run to seed flies off . . .

Written by Dmytro Chystiak

Translated from the Ukrainian by Hilary Sheers

Narrated by Charles Rammelkamp



The garden run to seed flies off.

Only we blossom towards evening.

On bright faces – escapes to the sun.

On embraces – silent falling stars.

After deaths, after flights and passing years –

Silence kept in stork’s whiteness

And far off rivers of promise,

And in the eyes – a high-yearning bird.

Late grapes have fallen everywhere.

First nights beneath a covering of stars.

Dreams float from sea to sea.

The garden does not look back.


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