Poem Without A Title

poem without a title by Klaus J. Gerken

 

Poem Without A Title

by Klaus J. Gerken

edited by Walter Ruhlmann

© mgv2>publishing, December 2015

ISBN: 978-1-329-74041-9

Available:   LuLu.com

Blurb:

Klaus J. Gerken comes with a collection of poems where art and humanity are seen as a whole and come together in a deep vision, an epiphany.

Modernity is inspired by what was eon ago, like the flow of a river bed which sediments nurture the life we see. This collection of poems in four parts will make you travel through time and space and meet some of the most important figures in history, good or evil.

genesis

Klaus J. Gerken

oh the masters are all students
in the clutches of pure love
and the students are all masters
slowly killing every dove
and the heroes are all broken
limping to their destroyed homes
there is nothing that can save them
save the emptiness alone

so they wander in the desert
forty years is not enough
sometimes many lifetimes must be needed
to wash off the holy dust

we stand daily in the shadow
of the mountain and the flood

kjg 647am 27 apr 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.

old vines

Klaus J. Gerken

i am an old man
living in a previous century
i no longer understand
the ways of youth
i am hardened by experience
i am a rock on the beach of progress
the wind no longer fills my sails
but i still shelter those
who require shelter
i am an anchor to the future
no one can live without
sands may ride the winds like waves
but anchors ensure survival
i am never far from my past
i am never far from my future
tend my garden when i am gone
old vines make better wine

kjg 1223am 26 april 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.