Transience

Author(s) : Eduard Schmidt-Zorner,
poetry, issue-two

Write your name on the stone
and throw it into the sea.
Or take a shell and scoop water
wash away the word
written in the sand.

Dry wood, flotsam,
a dead seagull,
a small wreck, the masts broken,
a dream shattered
the word unspoken.

Eerie silence all around us.

 

About the Author

Eduard Schmidt-Zorner is a translator and writer of poetry, haibun, haiku and short stories.
He writes in four languages: English, French, Spanish and German and holds workshops on Japanese and Chinese style poetry and prose.
Member of four writer groups in Ireland and lives in County Kerry, Ireland, for more than 25 years and is a proud Irish citizen, born in Germany.
Published in 76 anthologies, literary journals and broadsheets in USA, UK, Ireland, Japan, Sweden, Italy, Bangladesh, India, France, Mauritius and Canada.
Writes also under his pen name: Eadbhard McGowan