|Sunlight on Hallway Wall • May 30, 2011|
We Never Notice--
by Rolf Jacobsen
We never notice when the dark comes on, the earth
emptied of light each evening, even
under the beds.
Silently, behind each speck of dust,
it lifts the light out through the windows.
So too, in the shoe-closet, between the laces
and slender eyelets,
the hours darken. Glasses
are quietly drained to the bottom, you don't even
recognize your own face in the mirror.
Translated from the Norwegian by Robert Hedin