The Colour of Vanish Detergent

Nine violet roses,
The colour of Vanish detergent,
And a white vase,
Bought in Tesco, made in China,
Made my day in Český Krumlov today.

Nourishment for the soul,
As Khalil Gibran recommends.
/He drank too much./

I bought pasta, pesto and parmigiano,
And a bottle of red wine too.

All our yesterdays will be recorded here soon.
“Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow…” –
‘Sound and fury’ of tourists in Český Krumlov –
And I hope – perhaps in vain – it will signify something.

/Eva Bartoňová Veselá/