Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The lovers

Apparently, there is a method to my madness. Morten Søndergaard explores poetic short story in Ubestemmelsessteder (Indeterminate Places, 1996). Here is a sample by the Danish poet. As if you haven’t had enough.


“I awake in a land where lovers have seized power. They have introduced laws decreeing that no one will ever again have to look away, and that orgasms need never come to an end. Roses function as currency, the insane are worshipped as gods, and the gods are considered insane. The postal service has been reinstated and the words ‘you’ and ‘I’ are now synonymous. After the revolution, it was decided that broken-hearted lovers should be eliminated for the safety of those happy in love. When they track me down, I immediately surrender. The executioner is a woman and it is quickly done. It is winter and I have not met you yet.”

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