Now itís over! The heavy sleep has ended! Nobody and nothing is allowed! And I go alone, lonely Through the summerfield, on which they start! I shall visit the overwater home, From other people called ship. My captain, my friend and my saviour! Let us however forget something! Forget something - I must, itís possible! Everything - the woman whom I know! To remember everything - that is simply impossible, And that is simply not necessary - that we?
© Elisabeth Jelinek. Translation, 2018