Monthly Archives: August 2012

Slaked Lime


I powder myself in the mirror
dressed in Pierrot clothes
my skullcap over ears and eyes

it has been snowing so much
that I can’t choose between black and white
waiting for the spring
to embrace tightly a young birch
to take along with me the trees’ illness

I won’t mourn the yesterdays
like an embalmed mummy
in a hidden room
the sun will avoid my traces
a human still alive
in a leper’s rags

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The Last Olive Tree


– grabby man, why do you have such empty eyes?
– it is not true child
look deep and you will see
crystal fish beneath the well’s gravel
unimparted secrets
where neither thieves’ hoe sliced
nor master’s bucket stole

– man you are like thistle’s flower
no one tastes you
apart from grizzled goats
– the sun is blinding you my child
otherwise you would have known
that I made a vow long ago
to grow upon a land that doesn’t tremble
forever on the tongue of truth
to keep silent
until the stars will fall down
all under my temples
until the fools will forget laughter and crying

you will hold my hand
a branch bowing in the wind
with a knife made of bone
you will cut me at sunrise

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Intimate Circle


I forgot where I hid
the peach color morning gown
moth-eaten in its pockets
only a child I didn’t know
that clothes are still dust
even when they are stainless

the little toe of my right foot
breaks out through a hole in the sock
it doesn’t matter
if it is alone and frozen
if it is scratching the floor with its nail
finally the centipedes
are gathering the remains
climbing on the ceiling
in a protean urge
they all fall down

it smells badly like naphthalene
and rancid coffee
I’m stirring slowly with the teaspoon
with my little finger in extension
writing the letter „O”

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Blog Award


Today I had the pleasant surprise to discover on my blog that I was nominated for this blog award by another blogger who received this award from another one… I have to say THANK YOU from deep within my heart, I am honored by this beautiful gift that tells me I am not alone and my blogging activities were not in vain.

You can check this beautiful blogger’s posts on this address:

tiny lessons blog

Thank you again tiny lessons!

Now I have to uncover 7 things about me, in order to accept the award (this is the rule). What to say ? Let’s see (please excuse my eventual grammar errors, my English is not perfect and I am writing this in a haste):

1)  I am overweight, still hoping to get fit in my old clothes. I had periods in life when I was slim. What made me enjoy life better were aerobic exercises and mobility exercises, once my joints were very flexible, I could achieve different difficult postures, but they were not important for my grades in high school were they were measuring other performances, acrobatic skills for example that were difficult for me.

2)  I am patient and calm when I have to do meticulous work. I loved since childhood to prepare different cookies that require patience, to sew small patterns (I have my own little house which I did not finish yet to fill on the fabric). I liked to take out kernels from small bitter cherry fruits in order to obtain bitter cherry jam. I used to paint watercolors with many details and small brushes.

3)  My favorite sports (to watch) are: artistic gymnastics, artistic skating, horseback exercises, shooting sports.

4) My favorite art: music. I often listen to classical music (also some country or pop music or folklore) and I love to watch ballet performances.

5) I cannot sleep in train or buses. I went a few times with other people on night travels, but I could not fall asleep. I needed my bed and pillows, even now I use small pillows over the bigger ones.

6) I like the sound of silence. Being raised in a house when I was little, I always preferred complete silence to city noises in my room. I also prefer total darkness at night in my bedroom. Yet I like fireworks very much.

7) I rescued once chickens who fell accidentally in the well in our courtyard. I fed a premature small puppy.  I always liked to help the old or the very young, I think it is a privilege to rescue a life or to bring sunshine where it is dark and cold,  in someone’s heart.

And now I have the privilege to nominate 7 other blogs for this award. If you are accepting the award, if you don’t have it yet,  you must copy and paste the award on your blog and to follow the rules: thanks to me 🙂 and linking my blog to yours, writing about 7 things from your life and nominating other 7 blogs. I invite my readers to visit these blogs I nominate here:

Susan Daniels Poetry

rona black photography

A Hundred Falling Veils

A Walk In My Heart

Gray Poet

earthstonestation

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Thank you all for your beautiful blogs!

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Another Boundary


the old men left
the young hearts boundaries
stones broke out from their roots
like a dry bread split on the knees

the dough didn’t raise anymore
under the hand stitched towel
brick dust is sifted slowly
on a spider’s nest
in the bread oven’s window

next winter will pass quickly
everything will freeze under cold chimneys
like in a dry ant mole
cut with a scythe

only in March when the earth
will germinate its fangs
the house vineyard will cry
with cold sweat in each new shoot

at Easter all great grandchildren
barely having learned to walk
will step over dandelion flowers
burning in the yard
lightly and without traces

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