Aphelion Issue 275, Volume 26
August 2022
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Paradise Arrival

by Sven Klöpping

peace, rest and
stars, high above;

illuminated waves,
kissing the sand in

birds, singing of
realms too far away;

and my soul is digging
for a sense beyond
the water;

it’s interrupted by waves,
dark and voicy;

there’s something in their
whispering, a secret
for a nosy stranger;

I’m stepping forward,
like Adam bit into the apple;

and leaving eternal life, I’m
touching the waterlungs
of earth in the same time;

with my wet feet full of
I choose my slow-mo drowning.

© 2011 Sven Klöpping

Sven Klöpping is a German sci-fi and poetry writer who translates his German sci-fi stories for the English speaking readership by himself (and occassionally writes originial English poetry, as you see at the bottom of this page). He published his English sci-fi stories in several fiction magazines such as Fantastic Metropolis, Internova, Planet Magazine. For Internova, he serves as co-editor. In Germany his fiction is published by the major sci-fi zines like Nova, c't or phantastisch. In 2001, he has published a sci-fi short story collection named "MegaFusion" (setting is a city covering nearly the whole planet) which will be translated step by step. A second German story compilation came out in November 2010. For an English "MegaFusion" book project Sven is looking for a publisher. Interested? Just e-mail Sven. Want to read some sample stories? More information on the concept and world of MegaFusion on the MegaFusion info site. Read more at Sven's home page

Find more by Sven Klöpping in the Author Index.

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