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A Hundred Gourds 5:2 March 2016

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Almost Tenderly

mating dances
light’s fading away
above white fields

Ramona

in the desert wind
a scientist wraps the potsherd up

Helga

Variety
almost tenderly he stuffs
her nylons

Ramona

noted with halting hand
a reverie of spring

Helga


Fragments

to carry water
in one’s hand … at night
they left their home

Helga

on the beach against the light
a black kite

Ramona

we talk about love
words
kept in suspense

Helga

collection of fragments
once more he refills ink

Ramona


Almost Tenderly and Fragments

These Yotsumono were written in the period between November and December 2015, starting out without fixed themes. We had great pleasure observing the condensation of new ideas during the process. Our focus was on link and shift and adversity.

—Ramona Linke & Helga Stania


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