James Fenton


Poems of James Fenton

1. A German Requiem 10/14/2005
2. God, A Poem 4/20/2003
3. In Paris With You 4/20/2003
4. Wind 10/14/2005

A German Requiem

It is not what they built. It is what they knocked down.
It is not the houses. It is the spaces in between the houses.
It is not the streets that exist. It is the streets that no longer exist.
It is not your memories which haunt you.
It is not what you have written down.
It is what you have forgotten, what you must forget.
What you must go on forgetting all your life.
And with any luck oblivion should discover a ritual.
You will find out that you are not alone in the enterprise.

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