Translator's notes

I sat on my little balcony and looked...

By Heinz Czechowski

This poem is taken from a small collection, Seumes Brille (Seume’s Glasses), published in 2000 and sub-titled ‘Gedichte aus der Schöppinger Chronik’ (‘Poems from the Schöppingen Chronicles’). A larger collection with the same title was published by Grupello Verlag in 2002, to whom thanks are due for permission to publish this translation.

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