Monthly Archives: December 2012

Haiku: For Eric Cantona

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When You Get There

Right at the end of the Lugnez valley, beyond the back of the back of beyond, the mountains cradle the town of Garaús, whose name translates poorly as “the very end”. An ill-chosen name it would seem since a path … Continue reading

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The Times They Are a-Changin’

The wooden chair there on the stoep will break soon, but the farmer on it is unaware. The change he sees is in the clouds now rolling in across the ready land at dusk. More timely this year than before … Continue reading

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Poet

Ich bin der Poet,der die Sprache knet’.

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Newtown, Connecticut, 14 December 2012

And one man ran in a green T-shirt And everybody else had winter coats on And a police dog had its tongue out And that is what dogs do And Chuck Norris is not our friend in this. And somebody … Continue reading

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Einschulungselternabend

Die Eltern Sorgfältig ruinierte Mehrfarbfrisuren; bedruckte, enge T-Shirts – gotische Schrift Kurzarmhemden, lose, gestreift; Dreiviertelhosen, Cargo- aufsätze ein Anzug, wahrscheinlich maßgefertigt; die Krawatte sorgfältig ausge- lesen Die Schulbehörde Herr Kehl (Baptistenbart) machte die Ein- teilung Frau Hübscher (Millimeterschnitt) leitet zum … Continue reading

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Pantoum for Middle-Aged Men

He took to running on a daily basis unsure if he was running to or fro – from some hell or towards an oasis. There was a lot now that he did not know. Unsure if he was running to … Continue reading

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