Syndic Literary Journal

Syndic No.48 ~ White flashes in azure water deep – Joan Harrison

“White flashes in azure enter water deep”

Written by Dmytro Chystiak

Translated from the Ukrainian by Hilary Sheers

Narrated by Joan Harrison


White flashes in azure enter water deep.

A bird with no branch cries in a blue haze.

A tide of weeping violets will cover it–

And the chime of crystals falls on petals.

The young – in azure? In dreams? In a wash of wings?

A more astringent smell. A distant glow sings.

Dream skywards of eyes light as Parnassus’ grass at a secret funeral feast

Rise high in flight from waves across black mudflats!

White feathered young will fly from new young water

And turn into churches on these shores!






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