Thanks to Amelia for translating another of my poems into Dutch on her wooing a lady through an attorney blog.

This one’s from my first little collection sparrow in an airport in NEW POETS TEN (Friendly Street Poets/Wakefield Press, 2005.)


you emerge from earth’s

bowels to another

country where the sun

is brighter

even grass and villages

whisper en français

you become obsessed

with taking THE photo

a typical landscape au calais

whenever background is right

a bridge jumps to foreground

at lightspeed

then you realise

everything is


think fleetingly

conviction growing

you’re viewing a loop

it’s the same green grass,

same recurring little église

and all your life has been


Read it in Dutch HERE.


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