Marsyas, Encircled3 / Neatly Sepearated

Poem By Anja Utler

him: being observed his: glistening limbs
slippery with sweat - spasms - salt will seem
whitish by the tree: the axilla flowering,
will stiffen, crystallise, then, when the skin's
shrunk by the wind, beside him parchment
will hang from the scourged limbs - the flesh conelike


so: reeden the: leaf-spines spreading out from marshy soil: sedge
the sawgrass it: sways
the conical corn-ears - [tss] tips they cut that cuts
- [tsp] - whispers
whispering throughout - the corneal layer the fingerberries' buds - [fv]
- carved: in the wind

Translation: Tony Frazer

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Marsyas, Encircled 1 / Shaded - Clasping

marsyas, it is: strung up on the tree trunk
soon: skinned, the branch clawed - pelt -
is: stretched, so shadows flee from the
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welted, bulges, fibres separated from the inside
hidden: that's how they wanted to generate prickle-cells,
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only: rustling of: shoots the daphne's sprouting stalks, the:
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