Flashback at the Atlantic Ocean
In the cool of the evening,
the Atlantic framed by my window.
Over a glass of cold vodka,
I try to forget
the wasted years
in a foreign land.
That's how it works:
one hand on the pulse of time,
the other on the ass of the world.
Eduard Schmidt-Zorner is a translator and writer of poetry, haibun, haiku and short stories. He writes in four languages: English, French, Spanish and German and holds workshops on Japanese and Chinese style poetry and prose. Member of four writer groups in Ireland and lives in County Kerry, Ireland, for more than 25 years and is a proud Irish citizen, born in Germany. Published in 75 anthologies, literary journals and broadsheets in USA, UK, Ireland, India and Canada. Writes also under his pen name: Eadbhard McGowan