Exploring themes of love, death, war, suffering, and spiritual insight, this collection features carefully crafted poetry and humorous light verse, spanning decades of the authors personal experience, while also touching on something of the universal human condition.
This story must end as a threnody
For poets know that lovers disappear,
(Crying out: Liebende, seid ihrs dann noch?)
Leaving only ashes and faded petals
In the rose garden with leaf-clogged fountains,
Where no birds sing, cold breezes blow at nightfall,
And the maze echoes with lost childrens voices,
As the ruined house settles into silence
Among the yew trees shading tumbled graves,
Where crumbling names sink into mossy stone
And time takes back what it so briefly dealt.