Questions and Answers

Posted by on Jul 4, 2010 in Poem | One Comment

One of my favourite poets of all time is Erich Fried, an Austrian who emigrated to England because of the Nazis, and has written the most tender love poems and some of the most aggressive political poems I know. He also translated all of Shakespeare into German (not the only one who did that, but […]

About Tenderness

Posted by on Jun 20, 2010 in Poem | No Comments

By another German poet/singer/songwriter I very much adore, Konstantin Wecker. Original title “Über die Zärtlichkeit”. Translated by me. Something tender I would so much love to write. Barely palpable something that can only just be perceived. Like the look of a loved one you feel on the skin. Thankfullness even when it is only thought […]

Daily Routine in Paradise

Posted by on Jun 19, 2010 in Poem | No Comments

Another poem by the cynical Heinz Rudolf Kunze, from the same book as From That Day. I am a Roman Catholic, but I like how he respectfully makes fun of the idea of an Old Man in Paradise. Heinz Rudolf Kunze, “Alltag im Paradies”. Translation by me. Enjoy. The dear God makes notes to himself […]

From That Day

Posted by on Jun 19, 2010 in Poem | No Comments

A poem, that meant a lot to me when I was a youth. Just found that old book again. Author is Heinz Rudolf Kunze, a German singer/songwriter. I do like his music, but I value his poems much more. You may judge yourself why. I might publish more of them. The book is called Deutsche […]