December 31, 2010


consciously choosing
my most worn out clothes
to enter the new year
as stripped
as I leave it

December 28, 2010

December 23, 2010

gogyohka seqence

a Christmas with my maternal grandmother

glass of sherry
she toasts
the picture of her husband
wishing him
a merry Christmas
his portrait
for the holidays
salutes her
I pick her up
to take her to
my mothers,
her daughter,
for Christmas eve
she's been ready
from early morning
in her finest dress
waiting, waiting
cheroots ashes
down her front
glaucoma on one eye
the other blinded
I took her home
and up the stairs
she would finish
Christmas eve
with a quiet moment
memories dancing
in vivid lights
the faces that
were gone ...

December 22, 2010

Gogyohka for Granddad

he let me out
into the world
with the same care
he set our toy ship sailing -


granddads birthday
I salute his memory
with a decent cigar
knowing well
he would've joined in

Danish version here

December 21, 2010

December 20, 2010

gogyohka / tanka

Christmas holidays
on late night tv
carnage and mayhem -
an antidote to
the season of joy?


silence of snow
now my tinnitus
is polyphonic

December 16, 2010


how many lines
can there be in one pen -

if only one
how long, then?

December 14, 2010

December 12, 2010


the fly and I
in mutual agreement
on the subject of sugar
(ad. Issa)

December 11, 2010

December 10, 2010

December 08, 2010

December 06, 2010


jackdaws crossing the golf course, my cigarette's gone out


Night train

night train
faces tinted blue
mirrored in windows


staring out the window
i look at the landscape
through my own face


on the platform
a black and white tv
announcing departures

December 04, 2010


white and white again
snow covered village
and the sky

only my cold feet telling me
which way is up ...

December 03, 2010

December 01, 2010


snow-covered garden
wiping the incense ashes
off the unplugged phone