Best Poem of Yaak Karsunke

Elderly couple (after Sebald Beham)
for Ingrid

in an engraving from 1543
as big as the palm of your hand
you see them standing
a woman & a man
not so slim no longer young
the inventors of love

the tapping of the fig tree's leaves
rubbing against one another
kept Eve awake
& when Adam took the apple he saw
her . . .
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Perdido
one after the other hands over the jar
or the horn
shuts up the piano
leans his bass against the wall

dancers also leave the stage
Nuryev two days ago
Dizzy Gillespie died yesterday
one from aids the other from cancer as if
you could choose like in the old days
when you had the choice . . .
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