Give meat to the dogs - Maybe they will fight. Give the hangover kvac - Possibly they’ll have enough. Avoiding the crows to get fat, Set up more scarecrows. That they can make love Give the lovers a lonely corner. Throw corn into the soil - Maybe there will appear seeds. Agreed, I shall obey - But give me freedom! Curs have been given offals But the curs did not fight. We gave the drunkar -ds vodka But they desisted. People frighten the crows - But the crows are not afraid. The couple came together - But they better stayed apart. They poured water unto the soil - No seeds, - A wonder! Yesterday freedom was given to me - What shall I do with it?!
© Elisabeth Jelinek. Translation, 2018