#frapalymo November 17 ~ #poem/Gedicht No 13

You can find the English part of this post after the photo.

Heute dichten wir zu Worten von Alice Oswald und den Impuls findet Ihr hier.

*Es erwacht, das Fragen

Ist Leben wirklich sinnlos?”

Die Gedanken wandern entlang der

Geschichte von Gut und Boese.


Des Nachdenkens muede sehe ich dem

fallenden Laub zu; dem Tanz des

Regens vor der Kastanie

der ich verbunden bin.


Sich verwandeln

in ein Kokon,

ein Gespinst, ein

Blatt im Buch meines Lebens.


Verwandelt bekommt meine Seele Fluegel

und findet sich

wieder im Regen, im Blatt, das


*Die fett gedruckten Worte sind meine Uebersetzung, des Zitats von Alice Oswald in @FrauPaulchen’s Impuls

Today @FrauPaulchen invited us to verse with words by Alice Oswald which were tweeted by @turmbuchhoch: it is “the story of the falling rain to turn into a leaf and fall again”. I used her words at the beginning of each line.

It is and it

is not

the thought of a

story about life.


Of wishes and plans

the life force is made

falling along the rift of

rain and rocks.


To us comes the task to

turn darkness

into creative love

a tantalising recovery.


Leaf through your stories

and consider a

fall of wisdom that

Again turns into a beginning.

Feel free to add your own creation. You have to add your link to the comments though as my blog is now self-hosted and ping-backs do not necessarily work. I will share your poem on social media. Have fun!

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