02 May 2013

Poetry Thursday - "A Collector" by Erich Fried

"all the words I have found"

A Collector

The things I found
But they'll scatter them again
to the four winds
as soon as I am dead

Old gadgets
fossilised plants and shells
books broken dolls
coloured postcards

And all the words
I have found
my incomplete
my unsatisfied words

Erich Fried
translated by Stuart Hood
(representing Austria in World Poems on the Underground)

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