Two more translated Artmann poems from ‘rittn with blak ink’

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DED IN TH WAWDER

whin thay pull me owt

whin thay pull me owt

outta the danyube

balo th winner harbr

bai albern

ailuv lawng lawst th mahnogram

that mai muthr wuns rote

insaid mai shert

itl be awl wawsht away

eevn mahnogram ink

iz onlee hyumn

an dont lass furevr

whin thay pull me owt

whin thay pull me owt

balo the winner harbor

at albern

intha fawl

aimunna hav a nu mahnagram

a lait wun an a hevvi wun

cuz it wuz wuns poot ahn mee

an wuns taykn awf mee ahn th bahtm

an bak an forth

th way th wawder iz ya no ..

an th summr wuz lawng

an th currnt wuznt strawng

an th wawdri relm

did th rest

a fish fr th wayvz

an n ankr fr th bahtm

az a mahnagram undr yr ai

iz bettr thn nuthin —

but it still aynt no substitute

fr that priddi blu wun

that mai muthr wuns rote

ahn mai shert ..

whin thay pull me owt

whin thay pull me owt

in th fawl

bai albern

balo th winner harbr

 

SAWNG

a liddl gurl

in a saylr sute

in th sun

undr a nut tree

an tu rayvns

yu no th kaind

that awtm bringz

a hwait clowd

thru th blu skai

ta flai ta flai

ta flai iz wut aid laikta du

withowt msheeneree

laik a burd

ahn the wing ..

a liddl boi

in a saylr sute

in th rayn

undr a pahplr tree

an tu duvz

yu no th kaind

that springl bring

a blu skai

thru the hwait clowdz

ta flai ta flai

ta flai iz wut aid laikta du

withowt msheeneree

laik a burd

ahn th wing ..

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  1. Geoff Howes

    Please excuse the spacing that doesn’t correspond to the original – and the lack of space between the poems. I’m still learning formatting in the blogging program.

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