Miroslav Holub Poems

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1.
Brief reflection on killing the Christmas carp

You take a kitchen-mallet
and a knife
and hit
the right spot, so it doesn't jerk, for
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2.
Anatomy of a leap into the void

A. Use of the lift
going up
is permitted, provided
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3.
Brief reflection on accuracy

Fish
always accurately know where to move and when,
and likewise
birds have an accurate built-in time sense
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4.
Brief reflection on an old woman with a barrow

Given an old woman and given a barrow.
I.e. the system old woman O and barrow B.

The system is moving from the paved yard Y to the corner C,
from the corner C to the Stone S, from the stone S
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5.
Collision

To think I might have been dead,
he said to himself, ashamed, as if this were
a curse of the heart, raising a bundle of bones
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6.
Creative Writing

On the express train to Vienna
she writes in her diary
notes about Rome and Naples.
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7.
Dreams

They sap man's substance
as moon the dew.
A rope grows erect
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8.
Napoleon

Children, when was
Napoleon Bonaparte born,
asks teacher.
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9.
The end of the world

The bird had come to the very end of its song
and the tree was dissolving under its claws.
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10.
Wings

We have
a microsopic anatomy
of the whale
this
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