Friday, 10 June 2011

A poem from '1001 POEMS' by the Danish poet Klaus Høeck

        and now that i had
learnt all the poems by heart
        and had learnt all my
        poetry by mind
all that was really left was
        life itself and the
        swallows and the kiss
es and the wild lilac’s mid
        summernight’s dream and
        the rest of the words
and at some point further on
        of course there was death

 I have quoted a lot of poems by Klaus Høeck. All six of his core collections are permanently available at the Royal Danish Library website. Just go to here

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