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Tacit


rolling head over heels
until I didn’t stop against the wall
I said just enough „no
for fitting in a moth eye
attracted by a blind lamp

why” doesn’t matter anymore
so many question marks turn into points
between retina and brain
the road is too short

I traced only straight lines
from now on I will erase the asymptotes
like annelids
without articulations

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The World Within


Crickets are now silent.
The wind breaks down
too high and frail grass blades.
Even the brook got tired
knocking on boulders.

Everything that was once a song
is now a statue,
water’s useless rumble
hinders the invasion of other sound studs.

My thoughts grow in waves
and freeze into stones,
holding and understanding
the entire world.

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The Suitcase


I went to sea with an iron suitcase
locked with a cipher on the last day ashore
I kept in it an apple a newspaper a pretzel
it was so heavy on my left shoulder
I was carrying a leather bag in my right hand
stuffed with clothes for twenty years

when waters raised over portholes
I opened the heavy suitcase nibbling my pretzel
making small ships from newspaper pages
I was wearing a white dress from my youth
admiring the brightly shining red apple
but they repaired our vessel

when the second accident occurred
I tore to pieces the whole newspaper
reading it leaf after leaf
I had grey hair wearing a dark black dress

in the end only the apple was left there
from time to time I checked its color still fresh
feeling a deep sting in my left shoulder
I couldn’t bear anymore the iron suitcase
dressed now in a pink gown like peach blossoms
I was not hungry I didn’t want to throw away the fruit
my heart opposed to give it away

I placed it again in that suitcase
calling a child from the deck
asking him to lock it without telling me the cipher
then I threw it in the depths

at night a stifled fire was burning
under my eyelids and my temples
I looked once more at the stars
falling asleep much easier than before

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Roots


I woke up one morning
with one mouse eye and one owl eye
racing endlessly on a plain
among eroded mountains of feelings
stepping over my shadow

I was wandering on a straight motorway
keeping in my palm a wrecked compass
measuring heart’s fluttering
rear-view mirrors were steamed up
wheels were crushing rusty butterflies
squeaking under car breaks

the winds gathered everything
between the same cardinal points
exhausted swallows are sleeping on vanes
hunter and prey forgot one another
the mouse is biting from the stuffed owl’s eye
barren seeds are sinking in the soil

I’ve been loving trees for much too long
until I understood to forget
the way they are losing their leaves year after year
I’m looking upwards counting mushrooms
growing on trunks
sighing through the soles of my lacquered shoes
cobwebs growing in my hair
first rimes clutching it
like a newborn’s cramped fingers

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Above the Stars


in the beginning it was only a roof
gradually the house grew upon me
when windows are dirty I have conjunctivitis
if cupboards crackle I am rheumatic
when the sink is plugged I have indigestion

moreover it is not an empty house
to be able to clean and paint the floor
or the walls when I need to
little red spiders grow in the corners
fireflies and mosquitoes fill the air
mirrors have mold underneath
even books smell like old sour jam
from all these it results hypertension
or sometimes arrhythmia when newborn butterflies appear

however I sweep the visible and invisible dust
but in vain
a moist and dark basement began to grow
fit enough for snakes and frogs
I won’t be able to go there
because if the electricity would break down
I won’t make the difference between night and day

after so many years I have one regret
that when the roof grew for the first time
I didn’t know how to look at the stars
with wide opened eyes

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