Category Archives: Klaus J. Gerken

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

April 2015 Issue Of Ygdrasil

The April issue of Ygdrasil, containing work by Carolyn Gregory, Allison Grayhurst, Scott Thomas Outlar, Donal Mahoney, Michael Ceraolo, Danielle Hope, Taylor Bond, John Grey and a translation by Khaloud Al-Muttalibi, is now available at http://users.synapse.net/kgerken/

YgdrasilKlausJGerken

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

palm sunday

Klaus J. Gerken

the palms of my hands are sweaty
i’m riding into town
hosannah to the highest
i’m here to claim the crown

they hail me as messiah
but that’s not who i am
david is my bloodline
and i am just a man

but no one understands me
they want a daily cure
for whatever they think ails them
and makes them so cock-sure

that i can give them reason
to latch on to the lure

kjg 203pm 29 mar 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.

The First Photo

The first photo taken of me on Canadian soil, June 1958, Quebec City. I’m between my mother on the right, and an unidentified woman on the left. After that we went on to Montreal where we disembarked.

Klaus J. Gerken as a baby

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