TRAVEL POETRY – Kafka and the Doll

MAY BENATAR: KAFKA AND THE DOLL – THE PERVASIVENESS OF LOSS.

Franz Kafka, the story goes, encountered a little girl in the park where he went walking daily. She was crying. She had lost her doll and was desolate. Kafka offered to help her look for the doll and arranged to meet her the next day at the same spot. Unable to find the doll he composed a letter from the doll and read it to her when they met. (more…)