Erhard Hans Josef Lang
Biography of Erhard Hans Josef Lang
As lyrical as it may sound, I am the last bay in an unbroken line of an old German-Suebian ancestry of blacksmiths; in these tractorized days the 'smithy works' of old now trotting along on somewhat lighter feet than with the beasts of burden in my grandfathers' days, but my own shop's clients, in the form of thoughts & ideas for composing poetry, are still as swift-pacing as their horses could have been then, the wilder among them sometimes as hard to saddle.
I, therefore, in 1988, had moved away from the hectic environs of my native Germany so as to be able to steep myself in my engagements on more tranquil shores, and have eversince been living in the south-west of the Philippine island of Mindanao. Secretly I'm harbouring dreams of reaching, one day, shores still farther-out - those of Madagascar, with a people related to these here in the Far East.
I would like to see people take courage and stand up to work for the coming of a better world, without the killing seriousness of any old-type ideology. This, and other humorous aspects, I'm trying to express through my poems.
Erhard Hans Josef Lang Poems
Verses Of The Sacred Vedas Of India On T...
The Seer, our father, once offered all these worlds in oblation, assuming a priestly role, and sought to gain riches by the power of prayer; he himself entered later creations, while shrouding in mystery
What If The Stars Were Barred From Glitt...
If scientists could put it to the test, They might eventually want to check it out - for a minute or two, To learn and see what effect the test could entrail:
Stunning Stunt Smash-Hit Lesson
He had been known as a daredevil ever since. That one day he had done it a few times, his newest stunt meant to be outbeating himself. Up and up again he went there onto his trapeze,
One-Liner: The Mind Is One Network
How could one imagine what it sounded like when starting to learn a foreign language, merely from the books, and had
Events That Make The Years Go Counted
Aeschylos, for one example, was a famous dramatist in antique Greece, at a time when humankind was adolescing,
Changing Places Between Divine And Human
If God were a man, he might descend on earth, open shop down here, like all the other fellows do, charge his tokens for his rays of sun
The Fool (Translation)
At the end of this my journeying on earth I'll be taking down the mask, thus: At the end of my journeying, I'll hurl it now against the smilers of the herd.
The Giant's Plaything (Transl. And Its O...
Castle Nideck of Alsace is well-known in legends, the very heights, where, times ago, a castle stood of the giants, it lies now in ruins, the old homestead deserted, empty;
In Bird's Manner (Translation)
By words potent with wings flapping I release thoughts of mine to be free, I express the things that have come to be
Flying The Dragon
Modern man has come to know to tame the horse for riding it. Why would our hominide ancestors, contemporaries of dinosaurs,
The Legend Of The Clocks (Translation)
Oh those clocks, those! It is as if the ore were alive and ringing like the crying of a man! Thus said a teenager who was drinking beer.
The Bowing Millennium Miracle
Three young kids from hillside Madagascar, a boy and his smart elder sister while showing the ways of the world to their big-headed infant sibling
Light Night Breeze To One Who Calls Hims...
My erratic son, why were we going down? Better to always watch out for safety passages in time with the joints' key holder, and most especially so,
Sunday Mass For The Vain
'I should have planned Better with you, But since, by this Sunday, Already you've come
When The War Is Over
Nothing better to do
Than making many many more babies!
When the war is over.
But for God's sake and for
The hope of this new post-ethnic race of humans,
Let us for once come up with truly
Substantial improvements in