he gently caressed the rough marble surface, his left hand holding tightly the chisel he had purchased in Bergen.
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
and the inkstink travelled
and stank the whole class up
and invaded the whole school
until the whole world was stinking of inkstink
til little Robert ripped the page
that stank of inkstink
to make a paperboat
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.