Cold Spring in Winter (by Valérie Rouzeau)

Original Text: 
Valérie Rouzeau, Cold Spring in Winter: pas revoir, trans. Susan Wicks, intro. Stephen Romer (Todmorden, UK: Arc Pub., 2009). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from a volume on the 2010 International Shortlist).
1You dying on the phone my mum he will not last the night see dad.
2The train a dark rush under rain not last not die my father please oh please give me the get there soon.
3Not deadying oh not desperish father everlast get up run fast--
4Hand watch the time we've got to Vierzon outside it's tipping hail.
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011