Ballerina

Ballerina

Ballerina
bride-like
from blind space
you conceive
the burgeoning yearning
of distant days of creation –

With the music streets of your body
you graze on the air
there
where the globe of the earth
seeks new ways in
to birth.

Through
Night lava
like softly dissolving
eyelids
there blinks
the first cry
of the volcano of creation.

In the branches of your limbs
ideas build
their twittering nests.

Like a milkmaid
at dawn
your fingertips draw
at the hidden sources
of light
until you, stabbed
by the martyr of the evening,
surrender your eyes to the moon
for the night watch.

Ballerina
labouring in childbed
you alone, the umbilical cord
concealed on your body,
bear
God’s legacy, the twin ornament
of death and birth.

TÄNZERIN
bräutlich
aus Blindenraum
empfängst du
ferner Schöpfungstage
sprießende Sehnsucht – 

Mit deines Leibes Musikstraßen
weidest du die Luft ab
Dort
wo der Erdball
neuen Eingang sucht
zur Geburt.

Durch
Nachtlava
wie leise sich lösende
Augenlider
blinzelt der Schöpfungsvulkane
Erstlingsgeschrei. 

Im Gezweige deiner Glieder
bauen die Ahnungen
ihre zwitschernden Nester. 

Wie eine Melkerin
in der Dämmerung
ziehen deine Fingerspitzen
an den verborgenen Quellen
des Lichtes
bis du durchstochen von der
Marter des Abends
dem Mond deine Augen
zur Nachtwache auslieferst. 

Tänzerin
kreißende Wöchnerin
du allein
trägst an verborgener Nabelschnur


an deinem Leib
den Gott vererbten Zwillingsschmuck
von Tod und Geburt. 

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One thought on “Ballerina

  1. I think this poem is quite beautiful! The think the thought of creation, create, and creative goes throughout the whole poem. The thought of creation towards a ballerina comes out as a very positive thought. A ballerina performing and being very pretty, is like when a baby get born or created. I just really like how the poem is a metaphor and relates a lot of nature and other things towards real meanings of things. Like the volcano, birds nests, our trees. I just really love this poem and everything about it!!!!

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