One night I tamed a star. Without falling, it came off from the distant universe and slipped tenderly in the sky glued to my window. I knotted a thread from the cobweb of my thoughts and fixed it with adjustable knots to the hidden margin beneath the curtain. It didn't resist at all. On the contrary, it seemed to whisper to me something about the feeling of being inimitable in a far too hurried world. At night, I make wishes and entrust them into her arms while she pretends to fall, glittering until I fall asleep, fulfilled.
(Translated by Alexandr Cotar / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
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