Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Poem by the Norwegian writer
Georg Johannesen (1931-2005)

Ars poetica

The idiot may seem full of hope
but he only studies his bare hands
His eye’s gaze sees the bottom of Mimir’s well

A Japanese haiku is empty as the whole world
Greek epigrams are smoke signals behind low mountains
Recent poetry weather forecasts between two ice ages

The boy with a heart condition sang so beautifully
with his blue lips: The songs became visible
in golden drips from a leaky gutter

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