Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Homo sapiens - Ludwig Steinherr

The man down on his knees who's fated
to scrub the cobblestones
with a toothbrush —

The men in jack-boots
their booming guffaws —

The philosopher who teaches
that man is the
animal
gifted with laughter

Ludwig Steinherr (born 1962) Germany
Translated by Richard Dove
Source: Arc Publications

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