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A Longhouse Birdhouse: A HISTORY OF CLOUDS ~

Atomic Weight 12. 011



All that is black or white or transparent,

hard or soft, sooty or gleaming, all that

we use to solder, shine, heat and write —

that all of it should be one and the same,

able to enter into 10 (to the power 6) different marriages,

form honeycombs, lattices, chains, rings, tangles,

cords and screws, and that what we breathe is

what we fly with is what we can suffocate on,

and that nothing alive lives without it —

no one except those who want to know all

would have hit upon it, and what we,

who now know it, should do with it —

we do not know.

translated by Esther Kinsky




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A History of Clouds
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Seagull Books

 

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: A HISTORY OF CLOUDS ~

A Longhouse Birdhouse: KIOSK ~

The Entombment


Our mortal frame,
they call it.
But what did it hold?
The psychologist will say:
Your psyche.
Your soul,
the priest.
Your personality,
the personal manager.

Furthermore,
there’s the anima,
the imago, the daemon,
the identity and the Ego,
not to mention the Id
and the Super-Ego.

The butterfly which is to rise
from this very mixed lot
belongs to a species
about which nothing is known.

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Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Kiosk
translated by Michael Hamburger
Bloodaxe Books 1997

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: KIOSK ~

Hans Magnus Enzensberger: The radical loser (01/12/2005) – signandsight

Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Hans Magnus Enzensberger: The radical loser (01/12/2005) – signandsight.

Hans Magnus Enzensberger: The radical loser (01/12/2005) / signandsight

 

 

Hans Magnus Enzensberger: The radical loser (01/12/2005) – signandsight.