Greta Ambrazaitė

The fury

unclenched fists look like
blooming lilies –
their damp, fresh petals,
that choked darkness between fingers,
as if those hands hadn’t strangled,
there hadn’t been any friction between the veins
as if it’s an absolute mystery
how distilled fury
transforms into little blood cells

Translated into English by Ada Valaitis

About Greta Ambrazaitė

Greta Ambrazaitė (b. 1993) is a Lithuanian poetess, translator and book editor. She obtained a Master's degree in Literary Anthropology and Culture at Vilnius University. Her first poetry book "Fragile Things" (lt. Trapūs daiktai, 2018) was awarded the Young Yotvingian Prize as a best young poet's book and was also announced as the Poetry Book of the Year in Lithuania. Also, she was awarded the Young Artist's Prize by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture. Ambrazaitėˈs poems were translated into 10 languages. The poetess has also translated the poetry of Julio Cortázar, Alejandra Pizarnik, Jorge Luis Borges and others from Spanish into Lithuanian.

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