Birgit Bunzel Linder

Freshman - 526 Points (Oberhausen, Germany)

Birgit Bunzel Linder Poems

41. Rumi, Or, My Heart Is A Vagabond 1/23/2016
42. Gatekeeper 1/23/2016
43. Osmanthus Of Desp'air 1/23/2016
44. Li Yu, Waley, And I 1/23/2016
45. Water At Night 9/30/2015
46. A Quiet Life 9/29/2015
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A Quiet Life

Today we walked out of our dream
to sit on the brown bench again,
right across the bare white rocks
that soften the sea.
A summer evening
when we are both quiet,
entranced by the colors of the six o’clock sun
that flicker over the ocean,
mesmerized by the inaudible life
that hangs in the air.
When leaves rustle in the breeze
you whisper, “I think it is a poem.”
“It came like water, and like wind it goes, ”
I whisper back.
Far away, a sail silently glides from east to west.
I look at you and smile.
Our hearts, too, once crossed over
from one...

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All Saints Day

We prepare for the cemetery when
dew has turned to rain to frost to hail.
At season’s infancy, they say.
Jittery trees line our cobbled streets,
standing bare and reaching high.
The roots hold on to the hardened soil,
afraid to lose their ground.

In the morning we bring out our sleep,

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