Marsyas, Encircled

Poem By Anja Utler

Articulation also occasionally occurs
[. . .] when inhaling (inverse sound).
Thus, for example, an inverse [f] is used
from time to time for the expression of a
sudden, mild pain.

R. Arnold / K. Hansen







much later is:
as if rattling as if: the breath got going and
along the edge capsules crackling, even cracking
the seeds they: spurt spray deeper, back
from the shoreline, across the land




before that:
tongue lining the gums with whispers
chirruping, trilling in the (. . .) in the heat
lost in haze - fresh-cut grass - it's
whirring past - an echo - the wind

Translation by Tony Frazer

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