reckless hearts

On foot

I had to walk through the solar systems,
before I found the first thread of my red dress.
Already, I sense myself.
Somewhere in space hangs my heart,
sparks fly from it, shaking the air,
to other reckless hearts

Edith Sodergran

transl. by Stina Katchadourian
in {Risking Everything} – 110 Poems of Love and Revelation, edited by Roger Housden