Spring oh spring! You lovely season,
when you bloom I smile without reason.
Birds yell, cats hump and people go nuts,
while the conker trees burst their candley budds.

Frühling oh Frühling! Du schöne Zeit,
wenn Du blühst grinse ich breiter als breit.
Vögel brüllen, Katzen vögeln, Menschen aalen sich im Glück.
Und Kastanienbäume zaubern ihr Kerzenmeisterstück.

Reading - Second version of book and illustration here:

The mind is dull, the world is bleak?
Go search a shelf, let's have a peek!
What can save you from the grey within?
A lovely book or one of his kin.
Feel the paper, smell the ink,
Into a chair, a couch, a pillow you sink.
And then let the story take you away,
Forget about dull and bleak and grey.
For just a little while forget
How hard the hamster's wheel you tread.
Or that the news are full of shite,
and that life's a frickin' sisyphosfight.
So take your favorite book-hero by the hand,
Bring him over to realityland.
Have him help you make a stand
Against this society's harsh quicksand.
Which pulls in the poor, the small, the weak.
So don't forget too long about the bleak,
But smile, do good, be kind, be you,
Read and live and think and do!

Goodbye March, it's been productive.



Playing with the dark




The heart sinks deep?
It's the Sunday-weep.
You want to know why?
It's the Sunday-cry.
Feels like your soul has a bruise?
It's the Sunday-blues.
The mood stinks?
It's the Sunday-jinx.
Everything blows?
That's how the Sunday goes.
You're a depressed mess?
It's the Sunday-stress.
It's not your fault, Sunday!
You just happen to be before Monday.

the little light

Im Dunkeln leucht' ein kleines Licht,
ganz warm und zart und lieblich.
Und in dem Licht so klein und fein find ich
das Liebste, klar und rein,
zu meinem größten Glück, da find ich Dich.

In the dark glows small a light,
warm, gentle, sweet and new.
And in that light, so small and fine
I find the dearest: sweet, benign,
I can't believe it, I find you.