Category Archives: Texts

fünf gedichte / пет стихотворения

In die Septemberausgabe der bulgarischen Literaturzeitschrift “Нова социална поезия”(Neue Soziale Poesie) wurden fünf meiner Gedichte aufgenommen, in der ausgezeichneten Übersetzung des Dichters und Literaturwissenschaftlers Vladimir Sabourin, der für diese Ausgabe auch Texte von Heiner Müller übersetzt hat. Herzlichen Dank, lieber Vladimir!

В Септемврийския брой на сп. “Нова социална поезия” има пет стихотворения от мен, в превод на Vladimir Sabourin на кого съм много благодарен за публикуването и отличния превод. 

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“либерализм” vs. “либертарианство”

Фактът, че либерализм и либертарианство са две напълно различни политически понятия, все още не се разпространил в България – поне не сред политическите партии, които се наричат “либерални” …

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An important improvement

While the quality of the coffee in most restaurants and coffee shops in Sofia is improving only very slowly according to my impression, there is a considerable improvement to be felt recently in another coffee-related issue. The quality of the късметче, those small rolled paper clips that are supposed to bring good luck and frequently contain a piece of folk wisdom or a supposedly thoughtful quote by a famous person has definitely changed to the better in a short time. Today I got “любов” (love), “здраве” (health), and “време ви е за купон” (it’s time for a party), while a few months ago chances would have been very high that I would have had quotes by authors that regularly made me spill my coffee in anger all over the place, such as Hitler, Ayn Rand, and Paulo Coelho…

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The world, a village

I am having a coffee in Sofia. At the next table, three elderly ladies in animated discussion about the family of my Gorani landlord in Tirana (2004-2007), now living in Sofia.

The world has become a village.

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Snowy landscape with R.W.

Snowy landscape with R.W.
 
The photo, black and white
At first glance apparently nothing special on it
For a Christmas day in the mountains
A snow landscape
Which you probably crossed despite your age
With powerful space-grabbing steps
The railing
To which you probably did not hold on
The firm and secure imprints of your winter boots
Which were the only luxury you have ever had
Well-earned after years of work
While washing the tables in the asylum for the insane 
And while sticking bags
A more useful occupation than writing books
(Your last one found exactly seventeen buyers)
Like the characters from your works
You had the madness already left behind
And you had been healed
As the hat was rolling from your head
And came to lie next to your body
In the snow 
(My translation of a poem originally published in German)
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A cat person

When you come home at 5 a.m. after almost five months absence, and the usually very shy cat of the neighbors is welcoming you at the entrance door and wants to sneak into your flat – then you realize that you are obviously really a cat person…

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beim anblick einer vitrine im historischen museum chisinau

beim anblick einer vitrine im historischen museum chisinau
 
von der mehrheit der menschen die hier lebte
blieb so gut wie nichts
eine handvoll kultgeräte in einer einzelnen vitrine
ratlosigkeit der schulkinder
haben hier wirklich einmal juden gelebt?
ganze arbeit haben sie geleistet
die schreibtischtäter und ihre schergen
den rest besorgen wie immer
die wiedergänger der täter
die geschichtsrevisionisten
die gerne mal alle fünfe gerade sein lassen
die gerne mal ein auge zudrücken
die gerne mal die geschichtsbücher und -museen reinigen
und entsorgen was nur verwirrung stiftet
auf dass alle sich als opfer fühlen dürfen
ausser den ausgelöschten

Chisinau, 06.07.2017

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Beim Kardiologen

Beim Kardiologen

Immer und immer wieder
gibt die freundliche Dame
am Empfang
meine Daten in den Computer ein
doch vergebens.
Ich bin Ausländer
und mein Herz
passt nicht
ins System.

Sofia, 10.02.2017

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Сутрешен диалог

Витошка. Млад човек, тип “Market Research Assistant”, търси кандидати за изследване.

Той (с усмихнато лице): “Добър ден! Аз търся приятни хора!”

Аз (с усмихнато лице): “Успех! Аз съм страшно неприятен!”

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Probably tomorrow

“Lichtenberg was prone to procrastination.” (Wikipedia)

I have to write down a few thoughts about that. Probably tomorrow.

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