Friday, April 2, 2010

Terra Incognita: Poems, by Heinz Piontek


Claude Debussy - "Reflets dans l'eau" in D-flat major from Images Book 1
with Arturo Michelangeli

Here
still a blank patch
and I, the native.

Here
are printed letters
my footprints.

Behind
deleted words
I lurk.

Retrieve
me with your gaze
into the inhabited world.



from Selected Poems
translated from German by Ewald Osers

thank you vv for the music

2 comments:

ffflaneur said...

Behind
deleted words
I lurk


what a phrase....

Manuela said...

hello dear ffflaneur, i am very late in greeting you and responding to your comment - but still wanted to say that those same words struck me when i first read the poem, i found them haunting...