This poem by Rolf Herrmann, designed by Edouard Bérard, Queens Fish and Chips, 406 Green Street, London E13 9JJ and at Our Newham Work, 112-118 The Grove, Stratford, London E15 1NS
Behold! I put forth few novelties, I am lazy
like a snail that only dares to go out
on rainy days. Not even the crop
will change that. On the contrary!
The shorter the leap,
the more bountiful the fields.
Such things I repeat whispering
as if I were seeing the long
known stretch for the first time.
By Rolf Hermann
Typoetry is a showcase of poetry and Swiss graphic design. Around 30 works by poets from Newham, the UK and Switzerland are forming artistic trails in the London Borough of Newham from 20 May to 17 July 2022. Learn more.