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Zerbrechlich/ Fragile/ Frágil

Augenblicke zerrinnen 
in Einsamkeit,
Hauch des Zweifels,
wie Meißner Porzellan,
vergangener Tage.

Hingestreute Gedanken,
verloren in kurzen Sätzen,
Vergangenes ausgestreut
und vergessen.
Zerbrechliche Zukunft,
lautloser Horizont,
Meeresstille im Windschatten.

Vergangene Tage,
zerbrechlich wie Morgentau.
Gegenwart aufgeschlagen
im Buch der Stille,
vergessen im Abendrot.


Moments dwindle
in fragile isolation, 
a touch of doubt, 
as Dresden china, 
of past days. 

Strewn thoughts, 
lost in short sentences, 
the past scattered 
and forgotten. 
Fragile future, 
silent horizon, 
calm sea in the lee. 

Past days, 
fragile as morning dew.
Presence opened in the book of silence, 
forgotten in the afterglow.

Momentos disminuyen 
en soledad,
en un tono dubitativo,
como porcelana de Sajonia, 
de días pasados.

Pensamientos esparcidos,
perdido en frases cortas,
el pasado esparcido
y olvidado.
Frágil futuro,
horizonte silencioso, 
mar en calma a sotavento.

Días pasados,
frágil como el rocío de la mañana.
El presente abierto
en el libro del silencio, 
los sueños del día,
olvidado en el anochecer

Momenti diminuire
da solo,
in tono esitante,
come porcellana di Sassonia,
dei giorni passati.

Pensieri sparsi
perso in frasi brevi,
diffusione scorso
e dimenticato.
Futuro fragile
orizzonte silenzioso,
mare calmo sottovento.

Tempi andati,
fragile come la rugiada del mattino.
Questo aperta
nel libro del silenzio,
i sogni del giorno
dimenticato nel buio

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  1. Date: 12/24/2013 5:16:00 AM
    Gert, --Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer... Always your FAN

    Knop Avatar Gert W. Knop
    Date: 12/26/2013 11:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dear Linda, Thank you for your friendly comment. I only dropped in by now because I had a bad migraine, and still have some headache. I hope that you had a nice Christmas and I promise to return to Soup when possible. Have a great New Year filled with joy! Thank you again! Love, Gert
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 5:37:00 AM
    good morning Gert it's amazing to be awake right now.... I got a glimpse of your avatar on line. I was hoping you had a new poem. Always missing you and your poetry on the soup. take care and have yourself a nice one. .....luv Linda... aka pd

    Knop Avatar Gert W. Knop
    Date: 8/3/2013 2:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi dear Linda, so sorry but I have been very busy with other things, I compiled poetry an my illustrations for three books and an Austriam editor is producing my poetry book with Love poems in German, English and Spanish. Thank you for your comment pd! All the best and take care!.... luv Gert
  1. Date: 4/1/2013 3:13:00 PM
    here I am again to say, missing you!! Please come back to Soup.

    Knop Avatar Gert W. Knop
    Date: 8/3/2013 2:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Andrea, Thank you for you comment! I am still busy with my poetry and illustrations for some publications, but will reaturn to Soup when I got the time! I hope you are ok and all the best, tc...Gert
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 9:08:00 PM
    This has touched my soul, Gert...Even though you're not here as often as before, I'm glad I thought to look in on your page...I hope you're well, my friend. I've enjoyed this true gem you've written and am honored to add it to my favorites list. God bless you and yours this Holy Week! Love, Annalise

    Knop Avatar Gert W. Knop
    Date: 8/3/2013 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Annalise, Thank your for your commet!! I hope you're well too! And many thanks that you added my poem to your favs list! And sorry that I only answered you now, but I was and still being quite busy with compiling my poems and illustrations... I'll return to Soup when I can!...Love and take care!...Gert
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 9:33:00 AM
    This has such a touch of melancholy to it, Gert but I love it nonetheless-- I hope to read the haiga that you were mentioning about... sorry I missed this write from before... beautiful poems--I continue to wish you the best, Gert! :)

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 12:43:00 PM
    Beautiful, in all languages.

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 7:04:00 AM
    wish you were here,Gert. I think this was your last post in two months. Are you ok?

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 9:53:00 PM
    What a fabulous write, Gert! The various translations make this a hit...and as my son would say, "This is soooo sexy!" Hope u are out and about traveling and enjoying the good life! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 9:54:00 PM
    As beautiful as ever your writing is, dear sir. I sure miss you here. Seems like ages we communicated!!

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 12:11:00 AM
    I miss it in Norwegian - Like in English - Just a hello to you from Norway and me Anne-Lise - Have a lovely day.

    Knop Avatar Gert W. Knop
    Date: 5/10/2012 12:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello Anne Lise, thank you for your comment! I'm sorry that my Norwegian is so bad, hahaha! Do you know some German? My greetings to you to Norway and have a great time...Gert
  1. Date: 5/6/2012 8:41:00 PM
    Hello, Gert,, it is very nice to a poem of yours today... I can only feel as fragile as they make me out to be.. a very deep write, i like the silent image of the horizon. Excellent my poet friend. wish you where here more often, and if you are it is I that needs to visit more. enjoyed stopping by to read and say hi..always... pd

    Knop Avatar Gert W. Knop
    Date: 5/10/2012 12:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi PD, thank you for your kind comment! I am quite busy at the moment to complete a new poetry book and at times I am posting poetry on facebook's "Poets". All the best...Gert
  1. Date: 5/6/2012 4:55:00 AM
    Gert, I prefer the German version, well said...David

    Knop Avatar Gert W. Knop
    Date: 5/6/2012 11:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you David for your kind comment!