This is a section where I post poems sent to me by people who have found my site and wish to display their own works. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
This poem is by Guntram Deichsel, and is presented in English and German. It is also accompanied by a drawing by Guntram.
A good hundred monarchs
Migrating southbound but aimless
Take a rest in a dell of the dunes
Here by me
All the seagulls are tired.
Silhouettes of the aircrafts
Ziehen wie ziellos nach Süden
Machen Rast in der Deckung der Dünen
Hier bei mir
Alle Möwen sind müde.
Silhouetten von Fliegern
BIO: Guntram is a mathematician and physicist by education with a Ph.D. in informatics. He had been lecturing biomathematics in the academic setting until he became a biometrician in the pharmaceutical industry where he is involved in the clinical development of new drugs, presently in cancer research. Guntram translates poems as a way to hone his skills in writing technical reports in English. You can find his translations of poems by Rainer Maria Rilke HERE.