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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Eduard Schmidt-Zorner is an artist and a translator and writer of poetry, crime novels and short stories.

He writes haibun, tanka, haiku and poetry in four languages: English, French, Spanish and German and holds workshops on Japanese and Chinese style poetry and prose.

Member of four writer groups in Ireland and lives in County Kerry, Ireland, for more than 25 years and is a proud Irish citizen, born in Germany.

Published in 75 anthologies, literary journals and broadsheets in UK, Ireland, Canada and USA.

Writes also under his pen name: Eadbhard McGowan

Eduard Schmidt-Zorner



A stone pushed with the foot.
Wind that tousled the hair.
The sea we walked into.
There was sand and supple grass.
The stone is still there,
the sea comes and goes,
and the grass draws half-moons.
An apple in the hand,
a ball
and a red sun on the horizon.
You hold yourself by the hand.
Listening to the distant sound
It seems so long ago.