Is it true that after this life of ours 
we shall one day be awakened by a 
terrifying clamour of trumpets?

Forgive me, God, 
but I console myself that the beginning 
and resurrection of all of us dead 
will simply be announced 
by the crowing of a cock

After that we will remain 
lying down a while 
The first to get up 
will be mother

We'll hear her, quietly 
laying the fire, quietly putting 
the kettle on the stove and 
cosily taking the teapot out of the cupboard.

We'll be home once more.

Vladimir Holan


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