Trakl’s atmospheric poem Landschaft was first published in the posthumous compilation Sebastian im Traum in 1915. The short poem sketches scenes in a quiet village on a September evening. Distant shouts and calls, sparks from a forge, a towering horse, a maid’s flowing hair, flowers mirrored in a pond, a burnt tree and fluttering bats form the ingredients of this carefully composed poem. Larded with colours, sounds and vivid imagery, Landscape is as much a trip to a rural world, now lost for good, as a wild flight on Trakl’s intoxicated mind. The poem was published as a hand made Sea Urchin chapbook in an edition of 15 copies in July 2022. Artwork and English translation: Ben Schot.