Thursday, August 28, 2014

Holderlin's Valentine

In my head the game-show
‘So You Think You Can Write’
with Hughes up against HD
in the semi-finals I’d voted
for Holderlin (we were up
to the H’s obviously) but
he washed out early on
the last late bloom
of the minnesingers I thought
switching the channel
to another Italian journey
where weary travelers return
to their burgled home
all they own scattered
and violated in every room

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