Welcome to my poetry website.
Poetry can open unexpected glimpses into
territories of the mind that might go unnoticed
if we only plodded literally from word to word.
Like dreams, poems can leap improbably between
images we had thought to separate and confine.
They are often engaged in a kind of jailbreak
out of hardened points of view. This is what
makes poetry a bid for freedom, and this is
what my website hopes in its own way to
celebrate. What I offer here is a sampling
of just two voices out of a planet raising
countless others. The two are my own
poetic voice, and that of Rainer Maria
Rilke, whom I have translated exten-
sively, and who lies buried a day's
crow flight from mountains pictured
here. The photographs are mostly
mine. Explore, enjoy, and feel
free to contact me.
|Erik Bendix's poetry|
|Rainer Maria Rilke's poetry|