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First Place: The Weekly Poetry Contest #3

Estimate the Time by the Traffic Noise

by Alex Dreppec
(Roßdorf, Hesse, Germany)
Published July 30, 2017

Estimate the Time by the Traffic Noise

by
Alex Dreppec

And this is how
it sounds. Sit down here, come, sit down,
this is the place where you can hear it best:
With your back up against the wall under the window
which vibrates when a truck drives by.
It’s easy in summer, wherein, the succession of
all noises seems to gradually slow down during the Noon.
At the beer garden, when they
call it a day, you can hear from its direction
the faint clinks of glasses cleared away
while sometimes small groups of people
still chat their heads off across the narrow pavement.
Then it's about half past one.
Only in the early morning at four or five o’clock
can you hear trucks or trains
approaching from a far distance.
The closer it gets to six, the more
this is drowned  out by the sound of
the awakening city. And this is how
it sounds. Sit down here, come, sit down
and set your diagnosis aside for a
moment. Silent, soft footsteps have their own charms
in the morning hour, no matter where they go.


Biography
Alex Dreppec (pen name) - born 1968 close to Frankfurt as "Alexander
Deppert", studied psychology and linguistics and went to Boulder/Colorado
for his Ph.D. German author with hundreds of publications (both poetry and
science) in German journals and anthologies, both the most renowned
("Der große Conrady" - since 2008) and the best sold among them.
"Wilhelm Busch" Prize 2004.  Numerous English poems were accepted by
"Cincinnati Review", "Notre Dame Review", “Borderlands Texas Poetry
Review”, and others so far. 2015, Alex Dreppec has been awarded the
third place
here.

http://www.dreppec.de/english_dreppec.html
https://www.facebook.com/dreppec.alex.
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