René Possél: Increasing Enthusiasm for Decreasing

sandy beach
so many hourglasses

swimming far out
the endless sea
at eye level

waves at the shore
telling excitedly
from distant ships

René Possél, born 1949 in Essen, studies in theology and philosophy in Bochum, Tübingen and Paris, ten years service in the church, actually vocational counselor at the Federal Employment Agency, part-time speaker in funeral services. Besides a reference book he published poems of varying types – grave for grave(-yard)-purposes, hilarious and humorous poems for everything else. Since the end of his fourties he is writing haiku – with increasing enthusiasm for decreasing words.

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