ESTLINGUA TRANSLATES AUTUMN POETRY

EstLingua is presenting the first known (to us) Estonian translation of the following:

Shot in the Back by a Fallen Leaf

By Allen Ginsberg

The leaves are bright
as a million
electric lights on
the yellow hill

The sun moves up
on the little trees
vast Autumn helium
after last night—

Three men sprawl drunk
in the birch thicket
on the small dump road
they finished the whiskey

Birds sing on barbwire
fresh wind rushes the trees
the jeep motor runs quietly
a frog jumps thru grass

Faraway on Hawk Ridge eagles
swoop down following
the ancient windpath
South along Appalachians

The universe is so airy
you need only get up
cold and walk the dirt road
at dawn to be in Heaven

Photos by Les Wilson