Two poems from 'Gentlemen'

John Bjarne Grover


23.   r-v-a   a-m-r

it means that the strange leans after.
Have a ku!



64.   t-a   sh-m-?

Fine row tile / are trithing the gap

Last night,
this Ashkenazy
write what is on.

Such a repad!
Who trans across the sea
is over that future

equivalence, and have his sort of [...] space.
There have been new forms.
Why did you know that?


The 'Hebrew' is a rough transcription from the Vilna edition. The first line 'water' in #23 was originally a headline in the first version - maybe that is a better alternative. The two poems are from my book "Gentlemen" - the last book in 'The Endmorgan Quartet' - which goes in parallel with a part of the Talmud Erubin fol.16b.

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