the corners shop

il venditore di angoli spese tutto il giorno tagliando angoli su misura per una noiosa stanza ovale nella casa del governatore, una serie di angoli a 360 gradi per gli studenti della classe quinta, e l’angolo tra Elms Street e Poplars Street. 

the owner of the Corners Shop spent the day cutting bespoke corners for the oval room in the governor’s villa, a set of 360-degrees corners for the students of the fifth year, and the corner between Elms Str. and Poplars Str.

inkstink

there was once a little Robert
who cracked his thin black pen
and all the ink poured on the ruled pages
and stank the notepad up
of inkstink

and the inkstink travelled
and stank the whole class up
and travelled
and invaded the whole school
and travelled
and travelled
until the whole world was stinking of inkstink

til little Robert ripped the page
that stank of inkstink
to make a paperboat

the little hacksaw

a little hacksaw with a strong handle and an independent spirit decided, against the advice of her fortuneteller, to take the last train to Saskatchewan.

un piccolo seghetto dall’acciaio forte e lo spirito indipendente decise, nonostante il parere contrario della sua cartomante, di prendere l’ultimo treno per Saskatchewan.