Eyrie

Motions in Time

Fighting Gestapo German Jew,
father sighs
life and fears he knew.
Strangled death swine flu,
baby dies
no warmth, no food, so few.
In a blanket or two,
mother cries
what more could she do?

 

Telegram

Water flows as wine
in your presence
as bread turns to cake.
Only bread
and water I possess,
I need you.

 

Verstaan

As ek huil
en ek glimlag,
sal jy verstaan?
Want ek het
liefte vir die plek
vaarheen ek gaan.

 

Copyright 1978 by Jeffrey Spahr-Summers.