Category Archives: 2015

October 2015 Issue of Ygdrasil

October 2015 Issue of Ygdrasil

Cover of Ygdrasil - Klaus J. Gerken

The October 2015 Issue of Ygdrasil,  featuring work by David Flynn, Donal Mahoney, Bill Yarrow, Averil Bones, Lana Bella, and Simon Seamount is now available at http://users.synapse.net/kgerken …

 

new song:

fukijama clean

dont try to crawl through my window
its covered with anti-radiation lead
i wouldnt want my food to get contaminated
because i might somehow in the future end up dead

i have plastic seat covers
in my car and in my home
dont want to get a virus
dont want to get that stoned

there’s fourty miles of garbage
between the sea and me
lord let some others have it
and drink that cup of tea

i have my own organic garden
the dirts so very pristine
my carots cant be purer
than fukijama clean

so
dont try to crawl through my window
its covered with anti-radiation lead
i wouldnt want my food to get contaminated
because i might somehow in the future end up dead

kjg 310am 1 oct 2015

 

STOP PRETENDING

There is no truth,
never was,
and never will be:

I haven’t got a clue
what reality is,
and neither do you.

kjg 1125pm 30 sep 2015

 

drunkard’s song

i need a bottle get me sobre
and a bottle to get me drunk
the window to the sidewalk
is my empty traveling trunk

but i have no place i’m going
and I don’t remember where i’ve been
so bring another bottle
and send me one more dream…

kjg 30 sep 2015

 

otherwise

i am who i am
i cant be any other
otherwise id be a lie
i am who i am – i

and who are you
are you you too
or are you just a definition
by another

seems strange to me
that we rely
so much on the great lie
that isn’t ‘i’ at all

so be it
theres you out there
and me in here
simple case of logic

nowhere there
nowhere here
i am i
you are you

i guess
unless
you tell me
otherwise

simple really
either this
or either that
unless its not my hat

kjg 1011am 10 sep 2015

 

September 1988 (Just after we moved to Constitution), Admiral Martin presenting me with an award for implementing the Report Management Distribution System (RMDS) for the DND Central Computation Pay System (CCPS).

Foto of Klaus J Gerken and Admiral Martin in September 1988

Photo of Jazzie watching TV …

Photo of Jazzie watching TV

Photo of Klaus J. Gerken in 1979

Photo of Klaus J. Gerken in 1979

  1. September 2015

As of today Ygdrasil has 48,017 readers in 1997 cities/towns in 123 countries on this planet.

 

One of the few awards that DND gave me I feel pretty good about. Only 16 people in Canada have one. Still don’t quite know what I got it for thought…

Photo of the award "For excellence"

 

Some photos from a long time ago…5…found it in a box….

Photo of the Award to Klaus J. Gerken by the Government of Canada

 

September 2015 Issue of Ygdrasil

Cover of Ygdrasil - Klaus J. Gerken

The September 2015 Issue of Ygdrasil is now available at The Library and Archives Canada or directly at http://users.synapse.net/kgerken … featuring work by Matthew Duggan, Eric Hoffman, John Grochalski, Gary Beck, Darren C. Demaree, Steve Slavin, Robert Martin, Ajise Vincent and Cailean Jack.

August Issue Of Ygdrasil

After an insane night of work (I lost the formatting of the index files), the August 2015 issue of Ygdrasil, featuring work by Michael Ceraolo, Prerna Bakshi, Scott Thomas Outlar, Paul Tristram, Robert L. Martin, Paula Lietz, Barbara Phillips, CL Bledsoe & Michael Gushue, and Donal Mahoney, is now available at http://users.synapse.net/kgerken .

Cover of Ygdrasil - Klaus J. Gerken

July 2015 issue of Ygdrasil

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The July 2015 issue of Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts, featuring work by Lisa Zou, D.R. Wagner, Rony Nair, Joseph Farley, Strider Marcus Jones, Cassandra Dallett, Jonathan Beale, Michael Ceraolo, Steve Klepetar, and Mark Blickley, is now available at http://users.synapse.net/kgerken .

June 2015 issue of Ygdrasil

Cover of Ygdrasil - Journal of the Poetic Arts

The June 2015 issue of Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts, featuring work by A.J. Huffman, Jovan Vuksanovich, Maria Jacketti, Robin Dunn, Marcus Bales, and Craig Kurtz, is now available at http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/

March 2015 Issue of Ygdrasil

The March 2015 issue (263) of Ygdrasil, featuring The Blackbird Trilogy (3 plays) by Jack R. Wesdorp is now available at http://users.synapse.net/kgerken

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Klaus J. Gerken is on Facebook. Contact him on kgerken@rogers.com and read latest poems in Ygdrasil – a Journal of the poetic Arts.

Metaphysics

Klaus J. Gerken

Can I be odd?
I don’t want to be a fraud
And appear normal!

Normal’s a word
That can be absurd
Dressed up too formal!

I shudder to hear
With a tinny tin ear
That we might be subnormal!

But what can I say
I’d give it away
If I believed us to be paranormal!

kjg 1121pm 17 feb 2015

Klaus J. Gerken is on Facebook. Contact him on kgerken@rogers.com and read latest poems in Ygdrasil – a Journal of the poetic Arts.

knot

Klaus J. Gerken

it was early in the morning
about the break of day
i didn’t get a warning
and the waiter was away

i had to serve your beauty
no roses but the thorns
if love had such commitment
no one would be born

i heaved a sigh and relinquished
to what servitude there was
the freedom of my failure
to the undone gordian knot

kjg 1226am 6 feb 2015

Beyond

Klaus J. Gerken

As the starlings swarm
in a concise murmuration
humanity swarms
upon the face of Gaia
ever changing
twisting
into what collects
its entity
into a clear concise
consciousness
over time and
evolution
ultimately morphing
into something
far beyond its own
comprehension

kjg 138pm 6 feb 2016

Klaus J. Gerken is on Facebook. Contact him on kgerken@rogers.com and read latest poems in Ygdrasil – a Journal of the poetic Arts.