Imogen

Ray-d

Pittsburgh, United States

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Imogen

Ink on Strathmore cold-pressed 300 gsm Watercolour block.

10” X 10” (25cm X 25cm)

Copyright © Raymond Agius 2013.
Poem by Christine Lavant (translated by David Chorlton)

ICH HOERE KOMMEN den schweren Mond,
ich hoere gehen den leichten Schlaf,
mein Gedaechtnis schleift alle Messer
am Stein des Gedenkens.

Fuenf Kraehen frassen den Mohnkopf lehr,
seine Krone schleppt eine Kreuzotter fort
und beschlaeft in der Herzmulde traege
den Samen des Schlafes.

Die Messerchen singen fromm und gestaehlt:
Wir werden schlachten den fetten Mond,
wir warden haeuten die freche Natter
und saeubern die klaegliche Mulde.

Ich hoere fallen den schweren Mond,
ich hoere zischen das schlanke Tier,
fuenf mutige Voegel verpflanzen
das Herz in Gedaechtnis.

I HEAR THE HEAVY MOON approaching,
I hear shallow sleep walking,
my memory sharpens all knives
on the memory stone.

Five crows picked the poppyhead empty,
its crown takes a viper
and resting in the heart’s hollow
the seeds carry sleep.

The little knives sing merrily and steeled:
We will slaughter the fat moon,
we will skin the insolent snake
and clean the sorrowful bowl.

I hear the heavy moon falling,
I hear the thin creature hiss,
five brave birds transplant
the heart in memory.

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