Turniej Tłumaczy 2006

Jan Twardowski

Teach Me

Cinderella, you who have the gift
Of sorting seeds from ashes long grown cold,
In these moments of the clock’s eclipse
By darkness, teach me how to sift

Kitten from grizzled tom,
Heartache from bliss,
Tears from hopes gone wrong,

Sorrow from passing time,
Wisdom from creeping age.
Teach me, Cinders, before I’m as grey
As a mammoth, lost in my own rime.

Przetłumaczone na język angielski przez:
Muireann Maguire (Anglia)