Monthly Archives: February 2013

My Poems in Romanian

For my Romanian readers and for those who know Romanian, here is a selection from my poems in Romanian:

Eu, citind o poezie a mea azi, 1 martie 2013.

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Potty Song

there was a man in the hospital yard
piles of bitter words
flowing by the corners of his  mouth
like downpour in the trough

I wasn’t sure
if I saw the future or the past
on his face the years left uncertain prints
words wounding
like a hoe slowly pulling potatoes from their nest
„it’s not true that a sword
doesn’t cut off a bent head”

I remembered that the fool on the hill
knows better how the sun sets
while I cry
that mom killed my Norwegian snowdrops
and my sweet singing budgie
without being able to say why
without being allowed to say something
about the man haunting any alley
with his head bent down

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lily stalk

like a good joke about death
is born
when a little girl hangs cherries on her ears
and her grandma feels a spasm in her heart

it hardly lights up like the fire
from memories
but some tobacco remains in the old cigar box
that no one ever cleans

love is bitter
like wheat porridge with too much sugar
like a sigh you cannot pull out
from flesh
not even with a needle

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