Saturday, March 29, 2008

Towers of Birdcalls...

Come and go and come again,
come and stay, a house,
a house of mist, stands before the forest,
roofs of smoke,
towers of birdcalls,
birch-branches secure the door at evening.


~ Images: Larousse Encyclopedia of Astronomy by Lucien Rudaux, circa 1959.

~ Text: Poems by Johannes Bobrowski, translated by the Meads, Shadow Lands, New Directions, 1984.