Dialogue (English)

He spoke about Heracleitus
and about the Bhagavat Ghita
He spoke about Odin and Baldur, the gods of the north.
He spoke about the sylvan spirit
and the witches’ dance in the fire.

The other one listened but shook his head.
In all that there’s nothing,
at the end he said.
No gods, no demons, not even
Arjuna the Hindu warrior.
it would’ve been on the telly.

From the The Second Moth and the Flame collection
Translated by James Lilley