Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!, Folge 9: Horst Samson, »Epitaph for a pair of penny loafers«

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German Poetry Now: A bilingual online-anthology, featured by DAS GEDICHT chapbook   Horst Samson Epitaph for a pair of penny loafers Dear Mrs. Wine Bottle, esteemed Sir Ashtrays! I’m not a hired speaker. I do not live By the order of the state, nor the church. I’m a forgotten inhabitant of peripheral realms, The province-world, a surviving relic, a poet, Nothing else. And I take the liberty of giving An eulogy which I had promised my shoes that we Now, after an aching path of woe carry to eternity. This here, my room – as you know! – is a […]

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Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!, Folge 8: Walle Sayer, »A little lost shovel lay there«

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German Poetry Now: A bilingual online-anthology, featured by DAS GEDICHT chapbook   Walle Sayer A little lost shovel lay there As though waiting beneath the murky clouded sky the empty beach as though waiting for some sort of endowment with meaning for a Dad maybe, who forgets the passage of hours that he otherwise remembers, while building something like the prognosis of a castle in the sand, delicately over-adorning its towers, its crenels, and then to step back, to wait along with the kids, until the water rises in its show, a wave jutting forth, taking everything down and away […]

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Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!, Folge 7: Walle Sayer, »Gum machine«

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German Poetry Now: A bilingual online-anthology, featured by DAS GEDICHT chapbook   Walle Sayer Gum machine That you’re standing right here now in front of this mangled contraption. A dime that you nagged somebody for for a couple of balls of chewing gum. And the absolute only engagement ring ever, with a frame made of the thinnest tin. For the length of one bat of the eye something lasted forever. That you’re standing here right now before your confessed state.   translated by Paul-Henri Campbell     »Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!« im Archiv »Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!« is […]

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Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!, Folge 6: Alfons Schweiggert, »To the dust on my books, an obituary«

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German Poetry Now: A bilingual online-anthology, featured by DAS GEDICHT chapbook   Alfons Schweiggert To the dust on my books, an obituary you once snuck up on them noiselessly by covering them you gave them your protection you never invaded them you were content with resting and steadily collecting upon them merged with them day and night you remained silent close to them second to none faithful till the bitter end when death’s breath carried you away now you’ve entered a different realm although you’ll return, of that I’m certain   translated by Paul-Henri Campbell     »Lustful Things – […]

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Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!, Folge 5: Ludwig Steinherr, »Goodnight story«

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German Poetry Now: A bilingual online-anthology, featured by DAS GEDICHT chapbook   Ludwig Steinherr Goodnight story When in the beginning of the Battle of the Somme the great mines exploded all of Europe shuddered – All the way to London the porcelain was clinking from the blasts – That’s what I’m telling my teacup while I’m rinsing it out and tenderly rubbing it dry – I hold it up against the light like a raw egg – A vaguely formed face shines through the bottom of the cup – a Chinese woman – What is that in her Buddha smile […]

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