Claudia Brefeld and Gabriele Hartmann

Behind glass

gendai-junicho (December 2015 to June 2016)


Culture             - 6 verses - one per topic: art, film, literature, music, politics, religion

gendai            - 2 verses - modernistic - atypical structure, tone, content

shasei             - 4 verses - drawn from life - lived experience, observing, unsophisticated


To Subject Behind glass linking
hokku gendai Red carpet
one star after another faded
wakiku Culture: art behind glass
Mona Lisa's smile
Carpet Glass
daisan Culture: film seduced
on the end credits blurry names
Glass - Bond's Martini: stirred and not shaken
4 short gendai with password and click
into the other life
seduced - password and click
5 long shasei his way
to the old park bench…
almond blossom
Life - his way
6 short shasei open the peasant cupboard
Flowers - fragrance
7 long Culture: politics DO NOT ENTER!
the outside pulls
on their jackets
open closed
8 short Culture: music in a good mood:
Hotel California
homeless - hotel
9 long shasei parents house
in the first snow
a crane track
Hotel - parental home
10 short shasei Wrinkles over folds
she reveals her recipe ~~~
Trace - folds
11 long Culture: religion Lord's prayer
in the endless loop
falsetto voices
Recipe - ritual
ageku Culture: literature once banned
The seventh cross **


* Border river Greece / Macedonia

** Novel by Anna Seghers


CB: 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12 / GH: 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 11

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