zondag 26 april 2009

Alone tonight (transl. Annmarie Sauer)

I live along tonight

with my heart hardened by love --

I nurture it in language


like crackling lace of eternity

I embalm Life, a mummy

with faded longing--


soon the scent of my still petal spreads:

God in a hidden hole

with burning ivory, shrill


and funerary ribbons, wafting

in the icy silence

of a postponed systole