Gottfried Benn

(1886-1956 / Lutheran)

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  • Shanika Paul Paul Shanika Paul Paul (11/6/2013 10:33:00 AM)

    Dear poet I'm inspired by your poetry please add me to your friends circle.i'd like your comments on my poems

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  • Shanika Paul Paul Shanika Paul Paul (11/6/2013 10:33:00 AM)

    Dear poet I'm inspired by your poetry please add me to your friends circle.i'd like your comments on my poems

Little Aster

A drowned beer-hauler was heaved onto the slab.
Someone had wedged a lavender aster
between his teeth.
As I reached through the chest
under the skin
with a long knife
to cut out the tongue and palate
I must have bumped the flower, for it slid
into the brain lying alongside.

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