We present this work in honor of the 50th anniversary of the poet’s death.
If only I knew,
what your last look rested on.
Was it a stone that had already drunk
many last looks, until they fell in blindness
on the blind?
Or was it dirt,
earth enough to fill a shoe,
and already turned black
from so many good-byes
and from causing so much death?
Or was it your last road,
That brought you the farewell from all roads
You had walked on?
A puddle, a piece of mirroring metal,
the belt buckle of your enemy, perhaps,
or any other small fortune-teller
Or did this Earth, that doesn’t allow
anyone to depart from here unloved
send a bird-sign through the air,
reminding your soul so that it flinched
in its body burned with anguish?