Friday, 23 September 2011

Death on a Mountain

The climb sapped Stemmer,
Hypoxia so intoxicated his mind
That he hallucinated a superfluity of nuns
Exalting to engage the Heavenly Host;
He joined them in Final Judgement
To a descant of wind and harp.

Bryan Douglas Cook 27 July 2011

Context for Death on a Mountain
A TREE class exercise in July 2011 in which I had to create a poem from a translation of a German verse, knowing no German, and then edit it. The verse could have been in any foreign language to explore the technique.The actual source was from Rainer Maria Rilke "Duino Elegies"

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