Winter Twilight

Translation of ‘Winterdämmerung’, a poem by Georg Trakl Dedicated to Max von Esterle   Metallic black celestial sphere. In the evenings, starved to madness, Crows criss-cross storms’ redness, Blown over parkland sad and bare.   In the clouds a light is frozen; Each bird turns in circles then, Fleeing from the curse of Satan, Sevenfold […]

Burying the Pain

Turn the dial Decrease the volume Leave only the comforting Constant Of white noise Subdue the light Remove all colour Leave only the delicate Dust Of grey Like this day Of cloud and rain Take away material things Leave only a hole For burying the pain   © Kim M. Russell, 2015