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“Mind the Gap” read by Sean O’Brien

26th February 2020

Mind the Gap, Sean O’Brien

This poem is the English version by Sean O’Brien of an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the French poet Gilles Ortlieb, via a literal translation by Frank Wynne. The original poem was inspired by the book of Wisdom in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “West-Eastern Divan” (published 1819).