A pleasant surprise. Searching for something else (isn’t that always the case?) I found these manuscripts and chapbooks of mine: The Waterfalls of the Broken Sky 1966 (Poem on a page torn out of a notebook) The Jupiter Connection 1966 (My first Novel — long thought lost — wrote it as a school assignment when … Read more
The April issue of Ygdrasil, containing work by Carolyn Gregory, Allison Grayhurst, Scott Thomas Outlar, Donal Mahoney, Michael Ceraolo, Danielle Hope, Taylor Bond, John Grey and a translation by Khaloud Al-Muttalibi, is now available. Klaus J. Gerken is on Facebook. Contact him on email@example.com and read latest poems.
I try to emulate my cats: when I’m nice to them they show me affection; if I weren’t they would show me claws; I’m always nice to them, and they always show me affection. Simplicity is the way to peace. kjg 630am 18 mar 2015
My poem Prayer translated into Arabic. What a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much, Khaloud Al-Muttalibi. Klaus J. Gerken is on Facebook. Contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
the cat’s in the bushes the dog’s in a howl the fox glides through the shadows all on a prowl it’s safe to say nothing escapes a routine in the drama that follows no one is mean the quest for survival is a deep rooted fear that humans exploited through a terrible tear no creature … Read more
The February 2015 issue of Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts is now available at http://users.synapse.net/kgerken Klaus J. Gerken is on Facebook. Contact him on email@example.com and read latest poems in Ygdrasil – a Journal of the poetic Arts.
With the addition of new readers from Ghana and Ethiopia, Ygdrasil now has 46,015 readers in 2279 cities/towns, in 121 countries around the world. Klaus J. Gerken is on Facebook. Contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
in the springtime of the season when the scent of lilac reasons with the rising sun of amber and passion raises clamour love grows in the meadows and lovers hide in shadows where sunlight does not gather and lovers know no failure the spring is like a sailor somewhat drunk to know her yet strong … Read more
away in a manger in an alley below a girl’s giving birth in the ice and the snow her hair is disheveled she has no warm clothes needle marks bleeding as the morning star rose merry christmas merry christmas life is so good the scent of warm garbage is inviting as food she screams and … Read more
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THE LAST OLD MAN by Klaus J. Gerken (1997) THE APPOINTMENT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hot day. Brilliant sun. It was difficult to wear the hooded robe. It was a hated artifact; but it would have attracted too much attention not to wear it. After all ever since the treatment was proscribed by law, it … Read more