The words

 

The words

were accused of deceit

 

A small number

obtained menial jobs

as informers and errand boys

 

“starting today

we have to make it happen in life”

 

Hedvig Fornander

On life in community

 

The apple tree wants to copy the pear tree

 

the potato plant ogles the watermelon

 

but what do we do with a melon flood?

 

since our kitchen owes its renown

to the savory potato dishes.

 

Hedvig Fornander

Unforeseen moment

The other person sees something different than me.

When I look at myself, I see from the inside out,

can’t disregard myself.

The other person looks at me from the outside in,

Sees what is and what was.

And what depressed me for years,

What always had me thinking “if I’d only…”,

“I should’ve…” turns into:

It was the necessary source of friction,

through which all of today’s possibilities could ignite.

The other person sees more than me.

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Softly

With greetings from a snow-covered cabin after construction days in Urfeld by the Walchensee

 

Snow falls softly,

still and frozen lies – “hold on!”

the lake is seething and billowing,

Christmas? Lights, decorations – yes.

Other than that, old, gray walls – inhospitable.

 

In the hearts ... – what exactly?

 

Unremarkable, unspectacular, mundane

as with the shepherds out in the fields – transformation.

Wall, by closet, by lamp, by stitch,

life enters into house and heart.

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We heros – No. 5

... still need to chop this off quickly

daw/bra

We heroes – No. 4

... the sky is so blue

daw/bra

We heroes – No. 3

... really making headway here

daw/bra

We heroes – No. 2

... can’t see any problems here

daw/bra

We heroes – No. 1

... another obstacle – can’t go on here either

daw/bra

Put to use

with greetings from a cabin after construction days in Urfeld by the Walchensee

 

Put to use

 

the screwdriver screws

the paintbrush brushes

the scissors and scythe cut

the rake rakes

 

look there – what’s coming to life

 

bright wide space

gently nestling meadows

between emerald green and gray

arriving and lingering

 

the screwdriver screws

the paintbrush brushes

the construction plan long conceived

by master hands

 

people

happily put to use

for

a rebuilding

the turning of screws

the mowing of meadows

the raking of hay

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