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This poem is taken from PN Review 172, Volume 33 Number 2, November - December 2006.

Two Poems Sujata Bhatt

Telemann's Frogs
for Pearse Hutchinson

1

Reling.
Die Relinge , he called them.
Or perhaps, Möhmlein , Rühling , Roeling

Sumpffrosch , Teichfrosch , Krotten –
      it is written,
Wasserfrosch und Wassereidechse.

They are yellow-gold,
      almost reddish yellow,
and their bellies
      are speckled black.

And for you, Pearse, I add:
      schwarz geschekigt.

Telemann's frogs.
They are here –
    have you noticed
...


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