Kurt spent a portion of 1958 in Spain at the University of Madrid, a year-abroad program focused on poetry offered by U.C. Berkeley. By all accounts (and they are few) he had a hard time on his trip: little spending money, poor luck hitch-hiking and toasty Spanish heat. But the experience did seem to bring out the poet in von Meier. What follows are poems written between 1958 and 1985 found in a manila folder labeled POMES.