Category Archives: Poetry

J. H. Prynne

Was sagst du denn dann so also ja und nein etwa viermal am Tag angewidert und verlegen im Gedanken an weniger sagst du ach was soll’s. – J. H. Prynne (geb. 1936) Deutsche Übersetzung von Johannes Beilharz, Copyright © 2014. … Continue reading

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Not today, sweetheart

There was that book from the wild and thrusting seventies called “The day used to begin with a bullet wound” One of your favorites But I’ve had enough of those wounds, so the answer is “Not today, sweetheart” – Johannes … Continue reading

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The poem review

Your poem is totally awesome! I especially liked the deep metaphors, like the moon hiding behind itself, and the similes, like the moon is like a harsh one to conquer. Nothing better has been written about the moon in decades. … Continue reading

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Jack Nicholson

Little devils clicking in his eye flashes – Johannes Beilharz (1979) From the poetry collection Rural Ditties (1980), typewritten on my trademark Olympia manual, acquired used for $35 in Boulder, Colorado, in 1977. This booklet saw an edition of 1 … Continue reading

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A new volume of poetry by M. M.

Once I had deciphered the pattern behind the formation of these poems by reading a few of them and discovered that that was all there was in slightly different variations distinguished by different fields of association i.e. nothing worth knowing … Continue reading

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Brief ode to my socks

A reprieve poem in the vein of P.N. The weather is still warm – it’s drawer time for socks And I’ll bet you anything that they like it – no wear, no tear, no odor – Johannes Beilharz (© 2013) … Continue reading

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Fuge / Fugue

Dedicated to Paul Celan Today, I happened to come across a very questionable English translation of Paul Celan’s Todesfuge (Death Fugue), and this inspired me to attempt a black musical fugue in painting. Heute stolperte ich im Internet über eine … Continue reading

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