Where Can I Find This Distant Light

by HelluvaGirl

A friend of mine asked me to translate a poem (actually, it’s a song) from Russian into English ages ago. I started and felt I just couldn’t go on. Maybe because it’s a very special friend and I want to do a real good job, and you know what it’s like with translating poems. You basically have to create a new one.

It was sooo long ago that I wrote – yeah, there was a time when I sorta did. And then I quit drinking, haha! Plato was a wise man, he said the sober worthlessly knock on the door of poetry – or something.

I guess I still have to try and catch that distant light of inspiration. After all it’s a very special friend – I checked.

Photo: mine.