Hilary Dyer‘s The Pictures was written in response to an excerpt from Plague Grave (“Katkuhaud“) by Ene Mihkelson translated by Christopher Moseley. The poem has been written during ‘Transreading the Baltics’ course ran by Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese at the Poetry School.
my pity/mind lies miserable
I you her
whose flight did not
he has the radio and a soul
she came after she surveyed
we who have thrown ourselves down
fully clothed against this cold
and with newspapers
we are cold dreaming now
By Hilary Dyer
Hilary Dyer studied printmaking in Wales and then Writing on Art at Reading University. She moved to Netherlands in 1976. She worked in English teaching and in anthroposophic art therapy. Currently retired and she is trying to fit reading, writing and picture making together.