Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Bitter, yet Bold

The Hills of Switzerland

a fragment

“I can be candid here.”
- Thomas M. Disch, Camp Concentration

The air is bitter, yet the story is bold
and a tale that I not once before have told.
Yet the stories have floated in my head
in days past, only to disappear, seemingly dead.

Where was I going when first I heard
of the stories that fired me with the word
and image? Young enough was I to know, but
too busy with other things – I guess I forgot.

It's a tale of distant places like Switzerland, yes
the land of mountains and mists and less.
Less than one might remember - something
long before – was an age before the beginning.  

- James Henderson, February, 2012

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