Category Archives: Poems

Down the Baja road 2011

– A look at the unique road down the Baja peninsula and a nostalgic reminiscence of 25 years traveling down there – Across the border Baja was waiting for us: An empty, barren desert land. Uncompassionate and merciful at the … Continue reading

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More recourse in poetry, more relief

 – Three poems about the experience of life – * * *  Last night as I was sleeping by Antonio Machado (Spain, 1875 – 1939) Last night as I was sleeping, I dreamt – marvelous error! – that a spring … Continue reading

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A refuge in poetry

– Thoughts about poems by Kabir, Rumi, and Rilke – How did we ever get here? What did we do with our lives? What will it be like ten years from now? In these uncertain times we two had to … Continue reading

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The sweet chaos of life

 – A poem about my life with Parvin – The sweet chaos of life by Klaus Kommoss Waking in the dark this morning I listen to Parvin’s breath. It was only a few times in the past fourteen thousand days … Continue reading

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Someone chopping wood

Someone chopping wood by Klaus Kommoss  October 2006 All thinking has retreated again after half an hour of chopping wood. What a relief. The axe is swinging, is it finding its aim by itself? Someone is splitting wood, I only … Continue reading

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My Search

My Search  by Klaus Kommoss 2004 There was so much searching, and there was finding. Oh, what a miracle it always is. But what I found was not what I was searching. What I found was what I never thought … Continue reading

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A bicycle tour through Germany 5

-A reportage in 5 parts about a bicycle tour through Germany – June 2007-  – 5 – Trains, snails, and power plants and Deutschland on my mind.    Vineyard snail  Lichen on a bench I once sat on a long … Continue reading

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