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Written by Germain Droogenbroodt

Translated from the Dutch by the Poet

Narrated by Bill Wolak


The ravens fly in swarms

the eagle flies alone

 ~ Luchino Visconti 


So close to heaven

flies the eagle


as the poet 

who patiently waits

the arrival of a verse 

till the pen

scratches finally a few a few lines 

still doubting

the sense 

the idleness

of naming. 


Germain Droogenbroodt, a Belgian poet living in Spain, is a translator and promoter of international poetry. He has written short stories, literary criticism, 14 books of poetry, and translated over 35 collections of international poetry. His own poetry collections have been published so far in 22 countries. He is editor of POINT Editions in Belgium, president of the Fundación Cultural Ithaca (Spain), vice president of the Mihai Eminescu Academy (Romania) and co-founder of Japan Universal Poets Association.  



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