Thursday, November 5, 2009

on the 2009 winner of the nobel prize in literature

In 1953 Herta Muller was born.
In 1955 I was born at home.
My older brother came in to look at me.
He said, "Get that thing out of the house."
I was told he ran outside onto a street
Of the English village where we lived.
Enraged at the sight of my dry-leaved stalk.