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World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems V - Ber Horvitz, Yitzkhak Viner
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems V - Ber Horvitz, Yitzkhak Viner, Franta Bass

Der Himmel
"The Heavens"
by Ber Horvitz
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

These skies
are leaden, heavy, gray...
I long for a pair
of deep blue eyes....

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Categories: concentration, evil, holocaust, race, racism, war, world, world
Form: Free verse



First they came for the Muslims
First they came for the Muslims

after Martin Niemoller

First they came for the Muslims
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Muslim.

Then they came for the homosexuals
and I did not speak out
because I was...

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Categories: concentration, culture, discrimination, faith, god, islamic, truth, usa,
Form: Free verse
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems - VI - Chaim Nachman Bialik, Erich Fried
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems - VI - Chaim Nachman Bialik, Erich Fried

After My Death
by Chaim Nachman Bialik
translation by Michael R. Burch

Say this when you eulogize me: 
Here was a man—now, poof, he's...

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Categories: concentration, holocaust, race, racism, truth, war, world, world
Form: Free verse
Uyghur Poetry Translations
With my Uyghur poetry translations I am trying to build awareness of the plight of Uyghur poets who are being sent to Chinese "reeducation" concentration camps.

Elegy
by Perhat Tursun
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Asylum seekers, will...

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Categories: concentration, allah, culture, discrimination, faith, islamic, race, racism,
Form: Free verse
Rilke Translations II
Come, You
by Rainer Maria Rilke
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

This was Rilke’s last poem, written ten days before his death. He died open-eyed in the arms of his doctor on December 29, 1926, in the...

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Categories: concentration, tribute,
Form: Verse



Archaic Torso of Apollo: Rilke Translation
Archaic Torso of Apollo
by Rainer Maria Rilke
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

We cannot know the beheaded god
nor his eyes' forfeited visions. But still
the figure's trunk glows with the strange vitality
of a lamp lit from within,...

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Categories: concentration, art, body, god, life, light, poetry, writing,
Form: Sonnet
Miklos Radnoti translations of Holocaust poems
Postcard 1
by Miklós Radnóti
written August 30, 1944
translated by Michael R. Burch
 
Out of Bulgaria, the great wild roar of the artillery thunders,
resounds on the mountain ridges, rebounds, then ebbs into silence
while here men, beasts, wagons...

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Categories: concentration, death, grave, holocaust, horror, humanity, memorial, world
Form: Free verse
Rainer Maria Rilke translation: The Panther
The Panther
by Rainer Maria Rilke
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

His weary vision's so overwhelmed by iron bars,
his exhausted eyes see only blank Oblivion.
His world is not our world. It has no stars.
No light. Ten thousand...

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Categories: concentration, allegory, analogy, animal, cat, extended metaphor, freedom,
Form: Sonnet
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems - IV - Primo Levi
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems - IV - Primo Levi

Shema
by Primo Levi
translation by Michael R. Burch

You who live secure
in your comfortable houses, 
who return each evening to find
warm food, 
welcoming faces...

consider whether this...

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Categories: concentration, evil, holocaust, race, racism, war, world, world
Form: Free verse
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems - I
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems (I)

These are poems about World War II and the Holocaust, which is also called the Shoah in Hebrew. 



Epitaph for a Child of the Holocaust
by Michael R. Burch

I...

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Categories: concentration, evil, holocaust, racism, truth, war, world, world
Form: Rhyme
Perhat Turson: Elegy translation
Perhat Tursun

Perhat Tursun (1969-) is one of the foremost living Uyghur language poets, if he is still alive. Born and raised in Atush, a city in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Tursun began writing poetry...

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Categories: concentration, brother, eulogy, magic, prison, spiritual, violence, wine,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Landsbyen -Into the North- an epic poem 84
     “Look,” Lumi shouted over the wind, and pointing off to their right.  Jutting above the clouds was the peak of a large mountain.  He shifted the team in...

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Categories: concentration, christmas, fairy,
Form: Epic
Premium Member The Content of One's Character
Contrary to a popular belief erroneously founded on a bad book, the pig is one of "the cleanest animals" on Earth, "refusing to excrete anywhere near its living or eating areas when given a choice."
...

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Categories: concentration, truth, wisdom, words, work, write,
Form: Rictameter
Premium Member The Hustle - BOTH Audio and Text - w-image
I was an avid billiard player for many years, and a very good one, and believe me, these old (and young) HUSTLERS are out there -

         ...

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Categories: concentration, humor,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Landsbyen -Into the North- an epic poem 36
They were joined by Ceridfen, Lumi, Gwaldon and several others a bit later in
the day for a late mid-day meal.  Seileach, the efficient elf that he was, had already forwarded a letter containing specific...

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Categories: concentration, christmas, fairy,
Form: Epic
Rainer Maria Rilke: First Elegy translation
This is my translation of the first of Rilke’s Duino Elegies. Rilke began the first Duino Elegy in 1912, as a guest of Princess Marie von Thurn und Taxis, at Duino Castle, near Trieste on...

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Categories: concentration, angel, beauty, desire, metaphor, universe, visionary, voice,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Following Earth's Light
Borrowing from David Holmgren, Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond [Win-Elite v Lose-NonElite] Sustainability, 2002, p. 1

Health ethics are Beloved Community normative principles
used to guide action toward good and light and right outcomes
and away from degeneratively...

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Categories: concentration, creation, destiny, earth day, environment, health, humanity,
Form: Political Verse
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems II - Bertolt Brecht
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems II - Bertolt Brecht



The Burning of the Books
by Bertolt Brecht
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

When the Regime
commanded the unlawful books to be burned, 
teams of dull oxen hauled...

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Categories: concentration, books, holocaust, race, racism, war, world, world
Form: Free verse
The Last Train, Part I
On the canvas of a cold, grey, winter sky,
In large black letters above the Iron Gate,
Read the message: "Arbeit Macht Frei".
A shrewdly sinister, propagandist lie,
Designed to deceive all of our eventual fate.
This was the very...

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Categories: concentration, allegory, allusion, analogy, holocaust, horror, loss, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member It Appears I've Disappeared
A lot of acquaintances deemed me lucky, and I knew I was,
For I had a successful life, when all could have been chaos.

I had a wonderful job that I loved, making plenty of money,
And a...

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Categories: concentration, art, confusion, fantasy, happiness, imagery, peace, work,
Form: Couplet
Eight Men Who Are Doing Quite Well
A notice appeared in the paper recently with the names and faces of eight men who have a combined wealth of $426 billion. According to Oxfam International, in 2015 this would have equaled the amount...

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Categories: concentration, money,
Form: Prose
The Butterfly, Part I
One warm Summer’s day
As I sat in my folding chair
Something caught my eyey
Something there
Something flying through the air
It was a butterfly
It did flitter and flutter by

When it decided to land
It landed on my left hand
I...

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Categories: concentration, allegory, allusion, analogy, butterfly, me, mental illness,
Form: Rhyme
Boredom Kingdom
I'm always staring into space
Trying to keep pace with your rapid race
Hoping to find a significant, tranquil trace...

However,

I often wish you'd be a productive brother
I know my father misses my beloved mother
I wish I can...

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Categories: concentration, brother, deep, loneliness, longing,
Form: Free verse
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems - III - Miklos Radnoti
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems - III - Miklos Radnoti

Miklos Radnoti was one of the greatest of the Jewish Holocaust poets. He died on a Nazi death march, shot to death in cold...

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Categories: concentration, holocaust, murder, race, racism, war, world, world
Form: Free verse
Approximately three plus days elapsed
Approximately three plus days elapsed...
without yours truly experiencing urge to defecate

Neither bloating nor constipation
arose, but one nondescript anguished
logophile anticipated intestinal blockage,
hence prophesying worse case scenario

I (predicated in direction for an adult)
ingested three Dulcolax tablets
and subsequently...

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Categories: concentration, adventure, america, anniversary, beautiful, courage, family, july,
Form: Free verse