Monday, June 1, 2009

Karl Krolow: "The Open Shutter"

"The Open Shutter"
by Karl Krolow

Someone pouring light
Out of the window.
The roses of air
And children
Playing in the street
Look up.
Pigeons nibble
At its sweetness.
Girls are beautiful
And men gentle
In this light.
But before the others say so
Someone shuts
The window again.

(translated from the German by Kevin Perryman)

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