POEM:”THREADS:ON FINISHING MAX FERBER’S STORY IN SEBALD’S ‘THE EMMIGRANTS’

You tormented yourself

Max;

With

GUILT

About the

German Question-

“Trying to understand

What happened”.

I think, in

Max Ferber,

You came to your

Closest

Self-identification.

You were known,

Liked to be called:

Max.

Thus,

Max

Ferber….

You were an exile

From your

Own country

Where

You could live

No more with

“The impoversishment and

Lack of memory

That marked

The Germans

And the

Efficiency

With which

They had

Cleared Everything”.

You IDENTIFIED with

The Jews

And

The homosexuals,

In an attempt

To

EXPIATE

Your own

PERCEIVED guilt..

In the process

You gave us

Poetic

Melancholy

And

Sorrow, in

Prose of the most

Heart-piercing

Beauty.

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Published by: decayetude

ENTHUSIASMS: CLASSICAL MUSIC, ESPECIALLY OBSCURE ROMANTIC COMPOSERS; BACH/HANDEL LITERATURE, ESPECIALLY THOUGHTFUL, WELL-WRITTEN(STYLISTICALLY)NOVELS W G SEBALD WALTER BENJAMIN THEODOR ADORNO(JUST BEGINNING!) AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY GAY MEN'S WRITING;QUEER THEORY STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS(EMOTIONALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY) GOOD RICH THICK ESPRESSO MICHAEL PONTI SPRITUALITY/LIFE'S "AURA"(BENJAMIN), WHATEVER TRANSCENDENTAL THING YOU WANT TO CALL THIS MEMORY-the elusiveness thereof. LOST TIME AND AN ATTEMPT AT ITS REDEMPTION(NON THEISTICALLY/RELIGIOUSLY)

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