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  1. frogman
    a series of sculptures made from flotsam and jetsam found on the shores of hamburg.
    the series was accompanied by the poem frogman written by laura lichtblau.
    for gentle rain, 2016

    client: die brueder / photos: malte spindler

  2. licked by a dog’s tongue, oversized
    the elbian shoreline is clear like spring
    the flotsam is hidden in the boscage
    four meters higher than the crashing
    of the low slow and ever mumbling waves.

  3. there are some plastic tatters flickering
    in climbs of bushes, lemon green,
    that turn plain-coloured, sight unseen.

  4. if some waves later, some billows further to the west
    a frogman emerged from the water
    his black suit shining like a lump of tar
    who started diving at the lowest tide
    the outlines opaque, ill-defined
    in the nautical dawn of hamburg, meine perle.

  5. — if he got out and built a canopy swing
    big enough for two
    made of samphire, driftwood, fairyland bamboo
    given a shove by the stiff breeze
    the absent look fixed to the cranes
    in blue-grey, celeste, tangerine

  6. would this man stay?
    let barges pass and low scows pass
    till he becomes flotsam himself
    a ready made
    objet trouvé
    pallid and cavernous
    and be
    caught in an everlasting dialogue
    with shipyards, floaters, skips and seagulls
    on their brisk way to wilhelmsburg.

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