Die Weltanschauung!

Die Weltanschauung!

A Poem by Alessander
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surrealistic jaunt

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     The iron sky leaks overhead
     a draft that howls and rises from the bowels
     of some primordial distance, indistinct
     and indistinguishable
     from the sketches sprawled across my bed
     charcoal shadows feverishly scrawled
     a few nights hence, though when
     i cannot really tell
     passions swirltwirlcurlunfurl
     intensely and obliterate
    
die Weltanschauung!
    
in-der-Welt-sein!
     inside-before the eye

     the I a vessel out at sea
     bobbing up and down
     sloshing to and fro, keeling-reeling
     caught in the death-throes of das sturm-und-drang
     until it finally capsizes
     until it finally succumbs
     just as the sky oxidizes
     and crumbles apart
     sinking to the bottom
     of some immeasurable dark
     the broken hull becomes
     a home for lidless sharks



© 2018 Alessander



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Wow!! This is a stunning write!! I did not take German; I took French... sooo I know nothing of your German phrases here.. but obviously they are here for purpose.. I love the dank and almost dripping imagery that is your room and drawing space.. I love the passions scribbled out.. I saw a frenzy of motion taking place and it was erotic and lustful and intense and angry and painful all at once!

Just as the scene had such tempestuous movement, so your words moved and took me aboard the ship. I’m kind of blown away and speechless yet again over your work and will have to return to dissect this a little better when it’s not past midnight.. welll welll done!!!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

3 Months Ago

Thxs Alexa! You know, maybe I'll translate the German words in the comments section cuz they are int.. read more
Alexa Apothic Red

3 Months Ago

Isn’t “sense” mandatory in all good writing??!! I’m all about the sensual!



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Nice poem...text me freakshow

Posted 3 Months Ago


"To and From" I think you meant. Tenth line from the bottom. I love the mixed blend of English and Deutsch, though you've made me realise how much I need to brush up on my German. Good read!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Thats an amazing Poetry....I was lost....great Writeup & do keep writing!

Posted 3 Months Ago


This just took me on the journey of passion and emotional shipwreck ! I felt the huge waves in your words that crashed and ebbed! Absolutely fantastic!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

3 Months Ago

Emotional shipwreck. Oh. I like that.
Thxs, Hebe!
The ending od this poem is quite strong, and leaves you thinking.
Nice write :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

3 Months Ago

Thank you, Guy.
Wow!! This is a stunning write!! I did not take German; I took French... sooo I know nothing of your German phrases here.. but obviously they are here for purpose.. I love the dank and almost dripping imagery that is your room and drawing space.. I love the passions scribbled out.. I saw a frenzy of motion taking place and it was erotic and lustful and intense and angry and painful all at once!

Just as the scene had such tempestuous movement, so your words moved and took me aboard the ship. I’m kind of blown away and speechless yet again over your work and will have to return to dissect this a little better when it’s not past midnight.. welll welll done!!!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

3 Months Ago

Thxs Alexa! You know, maybe I'll translate the German words in the comments section cuz they are int.. read more
Alexa Apothic Red

3 Months Ago

Isn’t “sense” mandatory in all good writing??!! I’m all about the sensual!
Help...I need a dictionary. lol I enjoyed reading it...just had to Google a few words.

Posted 6 Years Ago


I think maybe it should be bowels instead of bowls. But then I've been wrong before. I like the swirltwirlcurlunfurl and the language that bounces back and forth between here and there

and I like the way that I expect sturn-und-drang but it's and instead

i need a good dark beer in one of those too big glasses, warm and dark to read words like these

but not potato salad, I hate that stuff

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is an excellent poem with a lot of great imagery,really like the final image which closes the poem well with the sea image which you introduce in the middle.Like the use of German,normally the article for Weltanschauung is die not das in the nominative case.Sturm und Drang was a movement of young poets in the 18th century.Anyway,a great poem,I look forward to reading a lot more.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Lovely write. Provoking indeed, you manage to both captivate and induce thought with words transpired from an almost seemingly physical sense of lyrical flow. Your inclusion of German phrases is undeniably an innovative touch reminiscent of Eliot- in fact several aspects of your poem correspond slightly with some of Eliot’s writings. Perhaps instead of “lidless” use “listless”? Regardless, wonderful, thought provoking... I enjoyed it. Keep writing.

Posted 6 Years Ago



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