Jean Arp

[Hans Arp] (16 September 1886 – 7 June 1966 / Strasbourg)

Jean Arp Poems

1. WestÖLiche Rosen 1/3/2003
2. Die Schwalbenhode 1/3/2003
3. Sekundenzeiger 1/3/2003
4. Opus Null 1/3/2003
5. The Air Is A Root 1/3/2003
6. The Domestic Stones (Fragment) 1/3/2003
7. The Plain 1/3/2003
8. Kaspar Is Dead 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Jean Arp

Kaspar Is Dead

(Translated by G P Skratz)

o god our kaspar is dead
& now there's no-one to steal away with the burning flag &
snap it every day in the dark cloud's braided hair.

no-one to crank the coffee-mill in the ancient cask.

no-one to conjure idyllic deer from the petrified grocery bag.

no-one to sniff ships umbrellas bee-keepers udders of wind
spindles of ozone no-one to filet the pyramids.

o god god god our good old kaspar is dead. lord lord
kaspar is dead.

heart-broken shark's teeth rattle with grief in the belfry
when we utter his ...

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