English Nr. 81 Poezie

Our favourite light

In the room
in the afternoons
through trees
through curtains
and half closed shutters.

Through the shine
in my space
in waves touching
walls and floors.

Through centuries
through minutes becoming hours
through hours becoming days.

In moments
in mornings of gazing
in evenings of contemplation.

Gathered through eyes
perceived in the inner darkness
glowing on lamps turned off.

On books, on desks
on pencil holders
and on armchairs.

The brass Samowar
the nutwood table
the old terracotta pots.

Everything lays in light
even the shadows.

We believe we get our bearings
but no evidence show we will.
Though nothing has been announced
our thoughts and our feelings
are ready to lay in our favourite light.

Illustration by Galya Popova


Despre autor

Marco Grosse

Marco Grosse, born in Buenos Aires in 1974 from German father and Italian mother, works as a writer, translator and teacher. Due to the diplomatic work of his father he lived in Canada, Egypt, Italy and Germany. He studied Law in Milan and in Bonn, pursuing with Linguistic and Cultural Mediation. In Italian language, he published the short story collections „I giardini imperiali”, De Ferrari, „2006” and „Pioggia”, De Ferrari, 2010. In German, he published a book with short stories titled „Die Grenze liegt am Horizont”, Bernstein-Verlag, 2013; the poem collections „Flügelkunde”, Horlemann Verlag, 2014; „Die Erschließung des Meeres”, MolokoPrint, 2016, „Flüsterndes Licht”, Haymon Verlag, 2017, a chain poem together with Nora Gomringer, Annette Hagemann, Ulrich Koch and Klaus Merz; and again a book with poems titled „Orte”, MolokoPrint, 2017.

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