Friday, January 08, 2010

NEW! Poem by Günter Eich

Günter Eich


Some knowledge
of damming wild creeks,
familiar with
health insurance measures
for apprentice weavers,
of electric current,
also able to handle animals,
adept at business correspondence,
especially, praise God, Manchurian,
Tocharian and in
the stenography of filthy
eagle-owl calls, an
all-around talent,
to a position of leadership
in the submarine business.

Translated from the German by Stuart Friebert

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