02/05/2014

translated by Stephen Priest


Scenery—
that’s all
the reservoir was.
The skyline
veiled it
like waterlilies.
The receipt you’d folded
into a sailboat
floated in the air.

BIO:

Gergen Manstoff is/was a young European poet living in New York City. He disappeared sometime late last August. A collection of his poems written for social media (in 140 characters or less) is currently being translated. Stephen Priest lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. His poems have appeared places. He is working on a translation of Gergen Manstoff's poems for social media (written in, and translated into, 140 characters or less).
MORE POEMS:

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'Japanese Beetle in August', Robert W. Hill


11/11/2010
'City Apartment', Casey Thayer


02/27/2011
'from “In the Language of Tongues”', Emily Benton