Werner Richter

*1929, D

Weil am Rhein

Peasant hamlet!–  Town you are, Doorway
to the Stewart-dukedom,
Fertile and rock-strewn.
Where the ‘Wiese’ and the ‘Kander’
unify into a single one.


…A stream to separate,
a bridge to bind,
no hatred burning,
a bridge to find
a stranger home,
a bridge back to one’s self