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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

Federico García Lorca: New York (Office and Denunciation)

I know there are mountains and eyeglasses
And wisdom. But I didn’t come to see the sky.
I’m here to see the clouded blood,
the blood that sweeps machines over waterfalls
and the soul toward the cobra’s tongue.

July 10, 2021 · 4 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

Eva-Maria Simms: Muzot in Winter

A scholar and translator makes a pilgrimage to the Swiss castle where Rainer Maria Rilke finished the Duino Elegies and received the gift of all 55 Sonnets to Orpheus.

March 1, 2020 · 6 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

Deborah Bogen: Introducing Kuno Raeber and BE QUIET

. The Scholar, as Artist, Clears the Table Take the plate from the table carry it through the chambers. Don’t be confused by the dust, the spider webs, the sawdust. … Continue reading

February 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

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