Created in response to a poem by the poet Jan Kemp:
We two fallen through earth’s core
beached here at Mt Purgatory
blink back antipodean light
days on end.
There’s sky enough to dive into
islands in green-blue water
to swim to.
Heaven to be earthly
looking up nightly
at the blackness
milky with stars.
Title poem from: Dante’s Heaven (Puriri Press/Tranzlit), 2006
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This poem is included in a new bilingual edition translated into German by Jan’s husband Dieter:
Dantes Himmel – (English – Deutsch) transl. by Dieter Riemenschneider,
Verlag André Thiele, Mainz, Germany, 2012
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Collections of poems in English: Dante’s Heaven, 2006, Voicetracks
Puriri Press, Auckland, NZ
Tranzlit, Kronberg im Taunus, Germany, 2012
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