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Rose Mary Boehm: “Leisure” by Hans Magnus Enzensberg

lawn mower, sunday
decapitating the seconds
and the grass.

August 1, 2021 · 3 Comments

John Samuel Tieman: After Jorge Guillén

You slept and your arms stretched and almost caressed
my insomnia.

February 19, 2021 · 1 Comment

Yehuda Amichai: A Child is Something Else Again

A child is something else again. Wakes up
in the afternoon and in an instant he’s full of words,
in an instant he’s humming, in an instant warm,
instant light, instant darkness.

August 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Edna St. Vincent Millay: “Parisian Dream” by Charles Baudelaire

And, proud of what my art had done,
I viewed my painting, knew the great
Intoxicating monotone
Of marble, water, steel and slate.

July 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Justin Vicari: Encounters with Rimbaud

It’s found again.
What? — Eternity.
It’s the sea
making love to the sun.

May 8, 2020 · 2 Comments

Eva-Maria Simms, Michael Simms: Translating Rilke

Every thing is protected
by a grace ready for flight,
every stone and flower
every child at night.

December 6, 2019 · 2 Comments

Rainer Maria Rilke: Archaic Torso of Apollo

there is no place
that does not see you. You must change your life.

October 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

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