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May, 2004 - Nr. 5


The Editor
Meiner Mutter
Vorsicht Satire!
Rachel Seilern
Zurich Connection
A World of Contrast
Dear Mom
KW & Beyond
The Ritchie Boys
Hansa Club's 40th
Anniversary Celebration
Unter dem Motto
Concordia Choir Concert
A lose-lose Ending?
At the CKWR Studio
Toronto has the Sound
Youth Culture
Dick reports...
Sybille reports
Ham Se det jehört?
Health Newsletter
German Heavyweights
Tafelmusik in Parry Sound
Harbourfront Centre Events
Nature's Perfect Gems
Support for Shaw Festival
MoMA in Berlin
Brothers Grimm Movie
Lessons from Dresden
Frauenkirche nears Completion
Lufthansa News
"Radio Goethe"
Rudolf Stussi Exhibition
Biography - A Game
Snow Sport Show
Schumi Continues Sweep
Germany against Canada
Travel 'Smart'
Building Bridges
Most Contented Germans
Population Dwindling


  Going to museums is a fine pastime
for woman of any age in search
of interesting culture, past or present.
Artifacts of old are tantalizingly cold,
and those of close to present time
can defy our cultivated realities.
We discover holes of knowledge
In our educational background,
the size of cosmic elements, like Venus.
As we snake through labyrinths
of humidified displays
and discover facts of life
from different perspectives
a sudden urge might overcome
even the most sombre individual.
The sign that says "Don’t touch"
can cause desire of the opposite.
While others stand stupendified
and reverent before the statue
someone might dare to walk around
to face another side of Pharaoh.
His bottom gleams in glittering black.
The thought: "Reach out and touch"
is paramount and cannot be suppressed.
So from the side reach out
and touch him on his back!
Go ahead, I did and dare to say:
The granite loved it and so did Pharaoh!

Sybille Forster-Rentmeister

after ROM Egypt Exhibit, Toronto, April 2004


Copyright ©2003 Sybille Forster-Rentmeister

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