Thursday, March 16, 2023: John Grey's "On Tour in the Tyrol", and "On Course for Helsinki"
A fishing village on the Baltic coast Julius von Klever John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Stand , W ashington Square Review, and Floyd County Moonshine . Latest books, Covert , Memory Outside The Head , and Guest Of Myself are available through Amazon. Work is upcoming in the McNeese Review , Santa Fe Literary Review, and Open Ceilings . On Tour in the Tyrol The locals wilkommen me into their shops. Shelves are stacked with wooden figurines, each with a broad painted lächeln, and many a ticking kuckucksuhr, their cuckoo birds chirping on the hour. I pick out a Schmuckstück, report to the counter, open my wallet. All is English from thereon. © 2023 John Grey On Course for Helsinki From the deck I see a Baltic fishing village, a small dock, some boats, a row of wind-swept cottages, clothed in salty fog, shuttered against the incessant chill. Much is blurred. Detail