hare winter
the destruction of the fish by water
warning lamp lights up
logbook of a journey to the centre of a cow

By Ulf Stolterfoht

Translation Andrew Duncan

hare winter

fourth secret note. ever more cryptic. more differentiated.
more stubbornly mastering. he just sprays at the sight of an animal.
testifying name-giver. directed at worm. a milk-licking cavern newt.
into the reader’s brain springs sub-classically “woodlouse”. less lovely.
rating “with adult” makes these lines in certain
circles a cult. now comes the reason: man “all of

clay” drapes himself with rein-carrion. by night he stuffs oce-
lot. ermine. all this somehow makes sense. piles loose otter
till it rots – and uttered not a word. awkward business.
becoming after curing. brought about in single action. then
again all day nothing. louse-grey sky. pack howling.
further decay is written-up. dithering. in the upshot

white horse has growth spurt. oneself lodged in gut-warm
lair. good for the writing. on skids or living modest-
ly. grace? let it be! persistent thriving. and around bubbling
gretel noises. if only the titling could be skipped. brings the namer
cumber. falls into uneasy slumber. all at once “twitchi”
appears before him. blocked for future specialists. alas. “bucking bea-

ver” could be available. so then – be it so! scribe in blood and then
it is good. add-on with minimal profit scope – listen;
SPORCICON IN VARERSE – what could that mean? author
takes in and rewards. tip: think precisely! be a touchy
peacock and check the construction! and then? bend the key
before you blow it up. experts know all about that.


the destruction of the fish by water

and lightning beams / blathering oneself up to a steam / in
between one would have to twitter / to think twitter / and
lesser snakes glide past / creep / as one just
hesitates / something becomes visible / as everything shows itself/
like sounds / liquids plosives / the lips please closed! / thank
s! snort! / in / as the lake is trampled out / and is found-

ling in language / but but philosophy / 11:12 p.m.: the table
the hand the categorical knee / ughhhhh! / there’s still some text
stuck to this pencil! / fragment / draws on like a stocking / scads
of clumps / or fungus / but when / hen and cockerel / sort of
plan / for understanding / green was my shawl / st. patrick my
day / and you: what side are you on? perhaps er at

first really roughly there / gone at once / you
see it as a word / possibly hear it / my god / great
slobbery wet muzzle / still dripping with syllables / charming/
quite charming / fine lines rage at experience / logic chopping / that
waits to be transformed / the writing that was a writtling/
the lyric albeit / personal disappearance in prints

and ink cakes / behind in the churls’ parlours / the yobs / they
are knitting at the shirt once more / win themselves the tawdry minx /
now strike them out / stew them / for all I care diligent effecting/
of muffled accents – good! / thence fury – good! / everything is good / and
gently the loop / gently the loop and gently / gently
fine: this very evening we will be in the storehouse of arms


warning lamp lights up

especially alert for the paling ‘with Falkness’ and / or
gnostic-heuristic probing. while. while
runs under syntactic desiderate. semantically further
mayrocking is deplored – while title ‘new from the man/
who fielded the echoes. poetry straight from the hiatus.
an indulgence’ actually sounds rather better. gets further in.

we hear into it: “feely tivity early struggles. bagged speech and
a strait jacket. shut up” – that brings respect anyway. eval-
uation by klaus ramm: the text is simple. I understand it well.
you connect to it. completes: throbbing splendidly in sap/
in its own blood. what follows looks hard as a plank. in the original I guess
stadtpark stock. label on the reel: ‘collection for re-

curred decay.’ quite unexpectedly a billow laps you:
‘modus acoustic. onto-status “rigoro.” formally resolved as
elegy. so narcho. haptic. blank verse. gnash …’ – what in
the name of god was that ? answer? rather nothing: they heard
practiced intertext which situates this speech event.
in the most favourable case far from reality. how was the lesson

imparted? gladly. didactic beaver. how does one continue? concept-
ually gripping. systematically crackpot. rarely room to lay
your limbs. and for a long time no end in sight. extendi-
ble hat shall then end-board text stretches. does so. phew! that
just came off. end with crow swarm. with nest-
ing jackdaws. falling silent in fairly bad odour.


logbook of a journey to the centre of a cow

may one then hope for a plot there? one may! induc
-d plot in the cogito-system of the author “tacitly understood”. some-
how cow-within-cow. the issue will be change.
of the marten frass in cismigiu. soft and civil war.
phenotype phrygian. factually though dacian-trojan. there
flower evolving backwards. a chalky. quartzy. mane-

y something. word is also of iron packs of dogs. quota mag-
yars and showpiece-slavs. ample bees. double tercets.
unripe fruit in a state of guilt. but then suddenly it’s
time / holds the standard range pails ready: unto us is
a scum born of morph. and morph begat mass.
mass worms its way up to animal. declares itself a dro-

ne / a stout horse. all too soon horse becomes soldier. when
he knocks you up the circle closes / drops newly the
foal. draws near on soft soles: in stocking feet. gentlest
to accept in the lufthansa-tunic. shows where he was grafted:
there! in this banished place. casa slurp. casa schimb. worship-
ful’s guildhall etc. late glimpse from the train feather fan.

may have been pelican. cormorant. in our humble opin-
ion a hen apparition more likely. then oxcart. girls in region-
al costume. a tolerably happy boy on a hill. before dormer.
never happier than under Naum’s hood. the lashing of the knap-
sack. wading through rennet. we reach the maw. hiss cadenza in
the meat-packed swan. possibly the pencil sets to work now.