Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!, Folge 24: Johannes Kühn, »Spectacles«

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German Poetry Now: A bilingual online-anthology, featured by DAS GEDICHT chapbook   Johannes Kühn Spectacles They bring each object close up. Nearly blind were I if I had them not. Even though I was dubbed Mr. Four-Eyes, a child among children, with them I was a seer who beheld the world without lamenting and still today does not lament as they help me at each look. Watch out, watch out, watch out for the bespectacled frame upon that nose is still what I must do now just like the carpenter while slicing wood. I only lose them during the night. […]

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Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!, Folge 23: Günter Kunert, »Of yesteryear«

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German Poetry Now: A bilingual online-anthology, featured by DAS GEDICHT chapbook   Günter Kunert Of yesteryear The fingers that held the old toys are long since dust. What is left is the doll in its tattered dress as well as the tin locomotive with the cracked spring. As well as the soldiers of brittle lead hastily painted faces motionless in many battles in which they by the dozen time after time fell over until their burial in the cardboard box. They all bare the marks of filial love injuries damages testimonies the usual traces as they are usual in love. […]

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Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!, Folge 22: Fitzgerald Kusz, »loosely based on eichendorff«

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German Poetry Now: A bilingual online-anthology, featured by DAS GEDICHT chapbook   Fitzgerald Kusz loosely based on eichendorff Does a song sleep in each thing that dreams onwards and onwards; And the world’ll begin to sing, if you find the magic-word. Joseph von Eichendorff Iffin er’ythang a rhaym’s a snoozin’ ain’t it a snoozin’ in that there pencil sharp’nerr, in them quills or inna eeraserr? Wat duz a pencil sharp’nerr dream uhv anyway? Of a quill-pen, when it’s a snoozin’? Wat’s goin’ on in that eeraserr’s thick rubber head? Wat kinda rhaym is a snoozin’ in him? Where’s that magic […]

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Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!, Folge 21: Anton G. Leitner, »This cigar«

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German Poetry Now: A bilingual online-anthology, featured by DAS GEDICHT chapbook   Anton G. Leitner This cigar A real hottie Scrumptious Mutters the little Tobacco shop Girl in her black and white Mini Pleated Skirt and Promptly A rocket in your Trouser pocket Bukowski If I had Polished Rhymes now On hand, like I know something Else That’ll tickle Your palate And the likes of me Do indeed always Think of Heinrich Karl Bukowski Born 1920 In Andernach And whatever else He sputtered about Went to hell In L.A. Scholarly Alibi Literary digression Sinful Ass-thetics 69 Cents per Sumatra Giant […]

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Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!, Folge 20: Maik Lippert, »Radio liturgy«

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German Poetry Now: A bilingual online-anthology, featured by DAS GEDICHT chapbook   Maik Lippert Radio liturgy for Symeon you stretch out your arms reaching for the retro-looking apparatus God’s eye is an analog frequency display in a bluish glow unattainably high up on the kitchen shelf you on the floor are desperately practicing speaking in tongues   translated by Paul-Henri Campbell     »Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!« im Archiv »Lustful Things – Geile Sachen!« is an online collection of contemporary German-language poetry in English translation. All poems were taken from issue no. 22 of the German poetry magazine DAS […]

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