who pounced on the lips of books
on waters of the black canals
and on museum gates
[ – How’re you doing, how’s everything ?
(with a voice a few tones lower)
– Well, ok,
– You don’t seem quite well, what’s going on ?
(with a voice after introspection)
– It may be depression.
– Because you came back ?
(with a voice with no expression
or the usual irony
– No, Ι can’t spot it, no reason…]
who got up five o’clock in the morning
to read Kopland ?
who got up ; so, since he got up
why not read Kopland ?
who got up without any thoughts, only
anxious to hold onto something ?
“Garbage has to be the poem of our time”
but garbage in the Hague is not visible
Caws, iodine, humidity,
ocean and further down : urban culture
Acceleration de tous les sens
(that’s what he wished for)
Theory M came – and to explain ourselves
(that’s what he did not wish for)
Baaden-Bit could be
but it was nothing but a cheap/pricey λύσις
λύσις /liּsis/ [greek] solution
[Published in greek in poetry journal Poiisi / Poetry in June 2005]