where the streets have no name

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“I’m tired of the street, but no, I’m not tired of it – life is nothing but streets.” –Fernando Pessoa

Streets
Henrik Nordbrandt

Loves that ended long ago:

Sometimes you meet them in the street
sometimes you meet them in dreams.

When you meet them in the street, they resemble dreams
when you meet them in the dreams, they resemble streets

streets where half the houses are empty
because you don’t remember whose faces

appear in the darkness behind the windows.

Original in Danish:

Gader

Forelskelser, overstået for længe siden:

En gang imellem møder man dem på gaden
en gang imellem møder man dem I drømme.

Når man møder dem på gaden, ligner de drømme
når man møder dem I drømme, ligner de gader

gader, hvor halvdelen af husene star tome
fordi man ikke husker, hvis ansigter det er

som kommer til syne I mørket bag ruderne.

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