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GOLEM
By Leslie Philibert

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemons for Klara

for Klara Grünzweig 1957-2016

 

drops of river or ice patches;
all of this without your notice
but tough and half eternal

the lemon tree grows
cool and silent;
this makes you remain. 

 

 

 

 

 

Golem

 

unholy earth, dark with stein,
unformed loam at birth;
a worded child of mud,

fingernail skinned blacklack eyes,
peek out of a ball of wet slam;
a groundling that waves like a black branch

across the sleeping fields,
see a shadow under the cold grass,
near in sight under a crust of frost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tower of the Blue Horses

(after Franz Marc)

 

Four of stained glass and stars
all leftglance beyond ratio or air,
thin as tissue but strong

as a pastel visa; fated curves
guide your hand, voices drag you
into mud and steal the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Reading The Bell Jar

 

curl up like black paper,
burning like a moth;
a glove turned inside out;

trapped too under a house,
a circle hidden and musty,
fragile under steps;

let us escape the carrying,
legions of white coats,
corridors as long as life.  

 

 

 

 

 

A Night in Tenerife

 

the sea the skin of a wet dog,
black the beach; a ruined church,
the coastal lights a string of lesser ways;
we are as empty as a dropped shell
pulled across the ebb, a ripple of salt:

and as the night gets deeper
a dragon breathes like the tide:
no mistake, the dark needs its hours.

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

leslie philibert

Leslie Philibert is a London-born poet and social worker living in Germany. He studied English Literature in Ireland. He has published poems in a number of magazines in the US and UK and has also translated for South German theatre groups. He is married with two children.

 

 

 




 




 

 

 

     
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