Jargons IV (2) - Poem by Ulf Stolterfoht
what still remains of 'songless' — 'an earnest bird'
brings up. no earnest bird discusses what
seemed essentially the fact. he as it were cancels
himself out. you mentally shake your head. you nod.
you say i see. this must the essence of negation be.
and what's confusing at a second glance:... NO X
HORSES (... carry you away) at a third holds
up and fast. no one horse holds so fast.
eleven horses or else nine: carry
you away. just as no ten. they hold you
fast. then let's have at it at no zero
horses — to sidle/bridle up! a matter
(to remove last lingering doubts) : not not to be
neglected. not to forget: forgotten. to
hunger. simply done. resolved: to cut
the bread. forgets. is now (the bread harder
and harder) to cut to be called to 'saw'?
may your speech be yea yea / nay nay!
what's likewise hard to clarify: if probably perhaps
exists. tendency: perhaps. probably not.
but here you quickly stand alone. and can't help make
a stand for 'nonsense absolute' as having making
sense some. unprofitable enterprise: not only not
to say not / to do un. but then its beauty too.
Translated by Rosmarie Waldrop
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