Поколение битников. Переводы Алексея Караковского

letter from too far

she wrote me a letter from a small
room near the Seine.
she said she was going to dancing
class, she got up, she said
at 5 o'clock in the morning
and typed at poems
or painted
and when she felt like crying
she had a special bench
by the river.
her book of Songs would be out in the Fall.
I did not know what to tell her
I told her
to get any bad teeth pulled
and be careful of the French
I put her photo by the radio
near the fan
and it moved
like something
I sat and watched it until I had smoked the 5 or 6 cigarettes left.
then 1 got up and went to bed.