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A German Requiem

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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.
Yesterday the very furniture seemed to reproach you.
Today you take your place in the Widow's Shuttle.
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COMMENTS
Blake Herme 12 January 2006
I my opinion A German Requiem stands as one of the finest achievments in post WW2 poetry.
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Maggie Flanagan-Wilkie 14 October 2005
brilliantly written.
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