The Argonaut

THE ARGONAUT

I my sea-journey

I my land-claim My

Walk through the suburbs I My death

In the rain of bird-muck In the chalky hide

The anchor is the last umbilical cord

The memory of the coast passes away with the horizon

Birds are a farewell Are a homecoming

The slaughtered tree plows the snake the sea

Thin between I and NolongerI the ship’s wall

THE SEA IS THE SAILOR’S BRIDE

(from Heiner Müllers: Landscape with Argonauts)

 

2010

10 Minutes
Orchestration: Violin
Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen