Constellation poem : the emptiness project # 13

*Anselm Kiefer: from ‘Sternenfall (Falling Stars)


It was not intended
to convey
a message other than
the dark street
where, walking, you
burned your hand
not intending to
be seen
nor to convey
a message
wherein your fingers
touched the sky
leaving welts
on all the stars,
pieces of skin
above your head
a man with a mask
his eyes
holes, your hand
he sang
to you
before it was
and even afterwards
on the dark street,
seeing sky,
you remembered
his eyes.

*Art by Anselm Kiefer (“Anselm Kiefer is a German painter and sculptor.His works incorporate materials such as strawashclay, lead, and shellac. The poems of Paul Celan have played a role in developing Kiefer’s themes of German history and the horror of the Holocaust, as have the spiritual concepts of Kabbalah.”) – Wikipedia

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