to you

Gustaf Munch-Petersen: The Lowest Country

it is to you,

I speak –!


what are

dreaming animals

and great joy

compared with the noise

of raging stomachs

and pained sexes –?


idiocy –!



do my stomach rage anymore,

and always have I loved,

and not can I still the noise –


but it is

to you, I speak –!

- - -

a distant evening,

when you sit calmly

with shared victory between you –,

you may find

another hunger in your blood,

a new longing,

speaking of strange animals

and great joy –,

demanding new fights –