Treasure Island

Peter Huchel

(1903-1981 / Germany)

Poems of Peter Huchel

1. Eastern River 1/13/2003
2. Meeting 1/13/2003
3. Melpomene 1/13/2003


The forest bitter, spiky,
no shore breeze, no foothills,
the grass grows matted, death will come
with horses' hooves, endlessly
over the steppes' mounds, we went back,
searching the sky for the fort
that could not be razed.

The villages hostile,

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