Electric Verses

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Eira Stenberg

Eira Stenberg

Little Criminals

To begin with they’re sweet:
they grow tiny nails and teeth.
Who’d guess he’d turn
into a sabre-toothed tiger?
When he leanerd how to kiss,
out of sheer love
he gobbled up his nurse,
gnawed the bones clean
and was finally as full-up
as a filled-in grave.

From Parrakas Madonna, 1983. Translated by H. Lomas.

  • Little Criminals
  • He was so thin-skinned
  • In Santa Sophia at Ohrid
  • Money doesn’t stink
  • Tree Mother
  • A Child Screams
  • To talk of love
  • Divina Commedia
  • In the Male There’s a Cave
  • The Princess Plays
  • A Man Carries His Cross
  • The Animals
  • A Cotonou night
  • The equator