nina cassian

Illustration for Street Delivery 5 poems project.

The poem assigned to me plays with absurdity and I felt there was no point in interpreting the meaning of the poem, so instead I approached it quite literally to echo the same absurdity from the text. 

Argument with chaos (1970)
by Nina Cassian


My visitors are:
A man interrupted in the middle,
a woman continues
and their metal-sheet daughter,
a professor that teaches cheese,
an assassin with a cold, many
unmarried ants,
a tree with moustache,
a young stork,
a child with a cardboard leg,
and three ignorers of the law of motion.

In the end, appears
an evening dog
that barks at them loud
and invites them out.