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i the lake that’s black in January.Taken from 'Shrines of Upper Austria'...
ii an a.m. running stream,
mineral off the Loser mountain.
iii stepped out the car in Ratten
to a high clear air, „Die Post“, tractor.
iv Wolfsburg, for instance, was a zone of deaf white.
v and the Villach canal, sprayed with weed.
vi I lived on a hill in Kärnten
with piebald goats and barns.
vii I’d go back to Tyrol’s
I’d go to Voralberg’s
houses made from wooden feathers.
viii I climbed forests of mountains
and came out to insects, flowers,
razed trees, cattle.
where I walked the smooth roads
daily, passing chickens and the ridge
above the cemetery.
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