Mr. K said in times of great crudity it is necessary to be subtle so please wrap around me with awkward grace I may have suffered some Rilke Damage or do I just have a little trouble with fantasy tripwires while engrossed in the sky's lexicon & hills like purple pachyderms "there's been a great upsurgence" said the announcer but I didn't catch what of & what of where does it come from where does it go still asking on down the road
From Notes on the Possibilities and Attractions of Existence, by Anselm Hollo, published by Coffee House Press. Copyright © 2001 Anselm Hollo. Reprinted by permission of Coffee House Press. All rights reserved.
The author of more than thirty books, Anselm Hollo received the 2004 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets for his translation of Pentii Saarikoski's Trilogy.
Date Published: 2001-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/lost-original