Posts tagged ‘division’


Time Planners


Were we to run the clocks instead,

We’d plan the world as dreamers do,

With moments set aside for sleep,

The rest carved up for us to use.


The hardest hours would be the ones

Where necessary chores were shared.

Remunerations would be paid

In week-ends stretching on for months.


And soon we’d lose all sense of time,

And clocks would tick ‘til batteries died,

And light and night would merge and mix.


And soon we’d lose all sense of us,

As married day and married dark,

Would form our perfect, timeless heart.




The Third Man


Between the lines of chaos left,

The shadows and the rubble piles,

The cats, the beggars and the old:

The ones whom death had overlooked.


He makes a simple killing there:

Chiaroscuro trades at night,

Around the Hofburg’s ruined walls,

Beneath St Stephen’s tarnished gold.


Sewer deep the devil rules.

An overspill of human loss,

From steppes and mountains, bombed out towns,

They cry to him through wounds of waste.


He’s there: a light to pry in graves.

He’s there, to light the caudite charge.



Response to the film “The Third Man”.