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THE EVENING AFTER THE VOTE IN AUSTRIA

十二月 5, 2016

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THE EVENING AFTER THE VOTE

we were happy.
we were relieved.
we were very, very, very,
verily glad.
we were exhausted.
we ate.
we drank.
the ex-neo-nazi
got to rave once more on tv:
the anti-fascist candidate’s fans
had called the ex-neonazi’s candidate
a nazi!
the neo-nazis’ hopeful himself
now twice defeated
wants to run again in six years.
today it is
the day after.
best wishes for austria!

MW December 5, 2016

 

AM ABEND DANACH

wir waren froh
wir waren erleichtert
wir waren sehr, sehr, sehr,
sehr, sehr sehr froh.
wir waren erschöpft.
wir haben gegessen.
wir haben getrunken.
der ex-neonazi
durfte sich auch noch im fernsehen aufregen
dass man seinen mann
einen nazi genannt hat.
der junge mann selbst
will noch einmal antreten.
heute ist erst mal
der tag danach.
alles gute!

MW 5. Dezember 2016

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FAMILY RITUAL – 大朵

二月 25, 2016

Da Duo

Da Duo
FAMILY RITUAL

It has been a year.
I ask my mother
how father is doing over there.

Mother says my younger brother’s wife
has asked a wise woman,
who says father rides a yellow horse
to the market,
gets along with the neighbours,
he is content.

I ask her why
father went back to former times?
Didn’t we burn a paper car for him?

Mother says with a bitter smile,
“Maybe he can’t drive!”

Tr. MW, Febr. 2016

Da Duo family ritual


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