The Beckoning Poetry Post Page

Poetry by Guntram Deichsel

Added 1 October 2006

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.

Fall Equinox on Long Island
Jones Beach, 20 September 2002

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.
They squat in small flocks on the sand
At low tide, and they cry as a welcome
"Good Night"

Silhouettes of the aircrafts
Climbing the sky at sunset
Turn eastward towards the moon
Homeward bound

Filigrane Monarche
Ziehen wie ziellos nach Süden
Machen Rast in der Deckung der Dünen
Hier bei mir

Alle Möwen sind müde.
Sie kauern auf trockenem Sand
Nach der Flut, und sie heissen zur Nacht
Mich Willkommen

Silhouetten von Fliegern
Steigen vor sinkender Sonne
Dem fahlroten Vollmond entgegen
Nach Hause

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.