Ina Schroders-Zeeders was the RIXT poet of the month January 2023. You can read her original Frisian poems of that month here. The translation of one of them – ‘coat’ – is published here.
coat so many old things fall out of your coat pockets: plasters, coins pills for tranquillity who put them there when you weren’t looking? or was it you but forgot once sleepless nights because of money no piece of clothing contains so many secrets as an old coat with the pepper smell of sweat and rain nothing falls better into place than litter on a worn-out tile floor © Ina Schroders-Zeeders translation: Trevor Scarse