Friday 17 September 2010

Poems from 17 and 19 September in Klaus Høeck's '1001 POEMS'

        and it was a great
relief to give the words back
        to their right source to
        their primary cause
nature perhaps or god (who
        knows) a relief to
        release them to set
them free like butterflies for
        a moment and then one
        self to remain be
hind in the empty poems
        and in the silence

        but i was not yet
strong enough to keep silent
        even silence de
        manded its own word
so i marshalled the words to
        gether in the po
        em once more like the
animals in the fields and
        birds in the air like
        the country swallows
that have alighted on this
        line of poetry

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