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Billy Collins – The Dead | Animated Poetry von Juan Delcan

30. Mai 2011, 7:03

Ein wunderschönes Gedicht von Billy Collins, animiert von Juan Delcan.

THE DEAD by Billy Collins

The dead are always looking down on us, they say.
while we are putting on our shoes or making a sandwich,
they are looking down through the glass bottom boats of heaven
as they row themselves slowly through eternity.

They watch the tops of our heads moving below on earth,
and when we lie down in a field or on a couch,
drugged perhaps by the hum of a long afternoon,
they think we are looking back at them,
which makes them lift their oars* and fall silent
and wait, like parents, for us to close our eyes.





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3 Kommentare

  1. Wirklich ein sehr schönes Gedicht! Ist aber kein Haikuh! :D

  2. Nein, kein Haikuh, aber geht auch so untraditionell, ne? :-)

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