Six from Sevenoaks
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
On New Year's morn -
yesterday so far away 
now in the dawn.
Up soared the owl -
a last bough waved
to hail a new day.
Later snow
buried the nightingale
and my hopes.
Death 
is a captive 
guarded by you
and my love.
In the light of morn
I saw your body's shadow
lying on my bed.
He broke his silence 
to pieces 
to share it.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Bertram Kottmann

This text was added to the website: 2016-12-27
Line count: 19
Word count: 68