You are not a great poet

You are not a great poet

The swan does not stir

No flower bends

No mouth opens for more breath

The universe remains steadily in place

All the clocks tick

The crows cabal

The evening doesn’t give a fig

All masters are at ease

You will not swim to any distant shore

The red banner is not lifted

And freedom is ignored

You are not a great poet

And that face that was once yours

Will silently remain distant forever more

Dan Corjescu teaches at the University of Tübingen’s “Studium Professionale” Program

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