Thursday, 28 April 2016

Christoph Meckel: Fragment


blackbird call in twilight
suddenly, glorious, the shock
of pleasure, and
you can't get anywhere without it


Another blackbird poem. Tr. Christopher Middleton. Meckel (b. 1935 in Germany, maybe not a difficult time for a child but a difficult time for its parents) has been a hugely prolific poet and graphic artist. The blackbird does its standard duty for the earthbound.