Thursday, August 19, 2010


Based on the art work "Einschusse" by Anselm Kiefer

Blasted grey stumps of vineyard and olive grove
buckled over the battleground
a grey matted lining of ash

except where the punctured earth
oozes blood and water
stains the ash with red mucus.

No mangled bodies -
no clawing of scavengers -
no flash of cannon fire -
or the sound of women weeping.

No cries of the dying -
or the sound of distant water
over the cracked toxic land -
just the raw and awed silence of atrocity.

Einschusse by Anselm Kiefer
from The Summer Exhibition 2010

© David Loffman

19 August 2010

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