Machiavelli - villanelle 3

this has to go on Substack, and I have to take it down. A bit of a disappointment with such ...

Quatour pour la fin du temps - villanelle 2

I am blind. I find my way in the dark
with poetry. Messiaen used music.
France is a parliament of ...

596 - 1830

Goethe aged and the July Revolution.
not again - the young and 60 year olds.
this will go on and on ...

Letter from Davos - a villanelle

sun falls on my desk from Spring cold and clear
in Switzerland of 1946.
a consumptive climbs his rock-face of ...

595 - NarziƟ und Goldmund

a man born of a virgin and man-made
virgin differ from a nun-bred virgin
and son. in respect of what ...

594 - Die Museuminsel - in response to Adam Zagajewski

being towards death is always white
amid the void. the Museuminsel
is a black death-of-God landing for bright
calm gods ...

593 - Akeman Street

so wie die Brunnen gehen - goes the road -
the road to death hunting after life.
the flash-floods of armies forward ...

592 - Stella Matutina

in you I am nothing - yet you suffer
me to be. you will not put me out
but wish me ...

591 - To the Virgin on Turning 60

God does not exist unless revealed
through your love. like Rilke’s angels
no metaphysics can make you real
nor is ...

590 - Das Marienleben

language still needs a Copernicus.
God is this woman with child without
a husband. in the brain Wernicke’s
region has ...