zaterdag 23 maart 2013

waves breaking

waves breaking
the swimmer is there
          is not

in den Wellen
der Schwimmer ist da
                  ist nicht da

in de branding
de zwemmer is er wel
              is er niet

Eerder verschenen in Chrysanthemum #9, april 2011.
De Duitse vertaling is van het Editorial Team van Chrysanthemum.

vrijdag 8 maart 2013

winter garden

Like a class of seven and eight year olds in a candy store on a Wednesday afternoon after school, screaming and running and eating and...      It's a colourful gathering of great tits, long-tailed tits, house sparrows and a single robin who are darting around fat-based food bars, peanuts and sunflower seeds, exited and twittering, as if our bird table is not just the best, yet the very best in the whole world.

winter garden
traces of a bird nest
between branches