Friday, March 9, 2012

55. Sehnsucht

Out of the slant of window,
regarding fiercely;
the postman will not come!
It is Saturday.

Customs, duty, HST:
words jumble, clatter noiselessly;
meanwhile countless other packages
are likely similarly detained –

lost?
Mis-delivered to Thailand,
perhaps.
Taking the “scenic”
route

Buybuybuy
filling the emptiness with
things

Longing:

I thought it would be easy
to condense, to distil all of it
into a person, into a Utopia
of sunlight; that citadel of
Childhood;
or in work, in
work of all kinds –

Workworkwork

else we dwell in follies,
in goods reading
“undeliverable”,
dead letters
we wrote ourselves
while we wait,
in suspension

Der Wanderer ├╝ber dem Nebelmeer,
Caspar David Friedrich, 1818

Buy Jonas Kaufmann's album "Sehnsucht": http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001MTLRSW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=somturnig-20&linkCode=as2&camp=15121&creative=330641&creativeASIN=B001MTLRSW

No comments:

Post a Comment

One Art, to recognize, must be,
Another Art to Praise.

- Emily Dickinson