numinousmagazine

Timothy Rogers

In Issue 7 on August 2, 2011 at 12:38 pm

“Ich bin, du Ängstlicher”

now time is a knife
slicing words into images

my eyes betray me

there is grit on my tongue
from the desert wind

 
beneath the beautiful philosophies
a terror is bartered among thieves

           voices can be hammered into weapons
           desire can be conjured from the night
           what is truth

 
in the ancient places
your wisdom seems silent as stone

where are you now
that the moon knows blood

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Title “Ich bin, du Ängstlicher” [I am, you anxious one] from Das Stundenbuch [The Book of Hours] by Rainer Maria Rilke.
http://rainer-maria-rilke.de/05a019aengstlicher.html

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Timothy Rogers‘ poetry has appeared in Queen Street Quarterly and Haiku Splash: the anthology. Formerly a physicist, he is currently involved in translating medical research into meaningful language for people living with HIV. He’s also studying philosophy and theology at the University of Toronto, with an interest in the relationships between interpretations of modern physics and postmodern deconstruction.

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