Archive for July, 2013

Sampurna Chattarji: LOST IN TRANSLATION

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

sad tree               hermaphrodite flowers
river on whose banks the bandit became a poet
the word for darkness into which that story disappeared
the octagonal sage content with the word deformed
radha’s name dying into the pleasure-word

Sampurna Chattarji

Sampurna Chattarji: Yellow

Monday, July 22nd, 2013


Give me the yellow that is the opposite of feeble
Give me the strong yell of it
Its shout of glee in the middle of my belly
The yellow of navel
Mustard yellow in a field of gluttonous joy
Turmeric colouring my fingers yellow as I eat
This moment


Yellow not submarine this is unacceptable yellow
the one who will not sit down in polite living rooms
dabbing its mouth with a hanky this yellow not buttercup
but bravado carnal in its appetite this is the one who will
stick its coloured tongue out like a child yellow not moon
seductive in a crooner’s voice but brutal in its need to spill
its guts out in a momentary sickening confession

Sampurna Chattarji

Saturday, July 13th, 2013


Monday, July 8th, 2013

Yellowink 1 Barbara Ellmerer


Monday, July 8th, 2013

1 I auf der Zunge I R 2
2 I auf Deiner, meiner … Zunge liegen haben I R 3
3 I möchtest du, möchte ich, das nicht liegen haben I R e-3
e-3 I you, I do not want to have this lying I L e-2
e-2 I on your, my tongue I L e -1
e -1 I on the tongue I R 1


Friday, July 5th, 2013

I Zunge: Ein Sonnendeck, das ein- und ausgefahren werden kann


Thursday, July 4th, 2013

1 I auf der Zunge I R 2


Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013