Ingeborg Bachmann
Verordnet Diesem Geschlecht Keinen Glauben by Ingeborg Bachmann

Verordnet Diesem Geschlecht Keinen Glauben by Ingeborg Bachmann

Do not decree faith on this race, stars, ships and smoke are enough; it is concerned with things, determines stars and mathematical infinity, and a trait, call it trait of ...

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The Game Is Over (Das Spiel Ist Aus) by Ingeborg Bachmann

The Game Is Over (Das Spiel Ist Aus) by Ingeborg Bachmann

My dear brother, when will we build a raft? to float down the sky on?? My dear brother, soon our load will be so heavy? that we'll sink. My dear brother, onto paper? we'll ...

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A Kind Of Loss by Ingeborg Bachmann

A Kind Of Loss by Ingeborg Bachmann

Used together: seasons, books, a piece of music.The keys, teacups, bread basket, sheet and a bed.A hope chest of words, of gestures, brought back, used, used up.A household order ...

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I Step Outside Myself by Ingeborg Bachmann

I Step Outside Myself by Ingeborg Bachmann

I step outsidemyself, out of my eyes,hands, mouth, outsideof myself Istep, a bundleof goodness and godlinessthat must make goodthis devilrythat has happened.

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Borrowed Time by Ingeborg Bachmann

Borrowed Time by Ingeborg Bachmann

Harder days are coming.The loan of borrowed timewill be due on the horizon.Soon you must lace up your bootsand chase the hounds back to the marsh farms.For the entrails of ...

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Advertisement by Ingeborg Bachmann

Advertisement by Ingeborg Bachmann

But where are we goingcarefree be carefreewhen it grows dark and when it grows coldbe carefreebutwith musicwhat should we docheerful and with musicand thinkcheerfulin facing the ...

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Easter Zunday by Ingeborg Bachmann

Easter Zunday by Ingeborg Bachmann

Last Easter Jim put on his blueFrock cwoat, the vu'st time-vier new;Wi' yollow buttons all o' brass,That glitter'd in the zun lik' glass;An' pok'd 'ithin the button-holeA tutty ...

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Nebelland by Ingeborg Bachmann

Nebelland by Ingeborg Bachmann

Im Winter ist meine Geliebte unter den Tieren des Waldes. Da? ich vor Morgen zuruckmu?, wei? die Fuchsin und lacht. Wie die Wolken erzittern! Und mir auf den Schneekragen fallt ...

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I Know No Better World by Ingeborg Bachmann

I Know No Better World by Ingeborg Bachmann

Who knows of a better world should step forward.Alone, no longer out of bravery, not wiping away this saliva,this saliva worn upon the cheekas if to a coronation, as if redeemed, ...

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Every Day by Ingeborg Bachmann

Every Day by Ingeborg Bachmann

War is no longer declared,only continued. The monstroushas become everyday. The herostays away from battle. The weak have gone to the front.The uniform of the day is patience,its ...

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Menschenlos by Ingeborg Bachmann

Menschenlos by Ingeborg Bachmann

Verwunschnes Wolkenschlo?, in dem wir treiben...Wer wei?, ob wir nicht schon durch viele Himmelso ziehen mit verglasten Augen?Wir, in die Zeit verbanntund aus dem Raum ...

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In The Storm Of Roses by Ingeborg Bachmann

In The Storm Of Roses by Ingeborg Bachmann

Wherever we turn in the storm of roses,the night is lit up by thorns, and the thunderof leaves, once so quiet within the bushes,rumbling at our heels.

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Stay by Ingeborg Bachmann

Stay by Ingeborg Bachmann

Now the journey is ending,the wind is losing heart.Into your hands it's falling,a rickety house of cards.The cards are backed with picturesdisplaying all the world.You've stacked ...

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Die Hafen waren geoffnet by Ingeborg Bachmann

Die Hafen waren geoffnet by Ingeborg Bachmann

Die Hafen waren geoffnet. Wir schifften uns ein,die Segel voraus, den Traum uber Bord,Stahl an den Knien und Lachen um unsere Haare,denn unsere Ruder trafen ins Meer, schneller ...

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Bruderschaft by Ingeborg Bachmann

Bruderschaft by Ingeborg Bachmann

Each and every thing cuts wounds,and neither of us has forgiven the other.Hurting like you and hurtful,I lived towards you.Every touch augmentsthe pure, the spiritual touch;we ...

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The Broken Heart by Ingeborg Bachmann

The Broken Heart by Ingeborg Bachmann

News o' grief had overteakenDark-eyed Fanny, now vorseaken;There she zot, wi' breast a-heaven,While vrom zide to zide, wi' grieven,Vell her head, wi' tears a-creepenDown her ...

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Nach Dieser Sintflut by Ingeborg Bachmann

Nach Dieser Sintflut by Ingeborg Bachmann

After this delugeI wish to see the dovesaved,nothing but the dove.I would drown in this seaif it did not fly away,if it did not return with the leafin the final hour.

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Theme And Variation by Ingeborg Bachmann

Theme And Variation by Ingeborg Bachmann

That summer there was no honey.The queens led their swarms away,the strawberry bed dried up in a day,the berrypickers went home early.All that sweetness, swept on one ray of ...

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A Kind Of Loss by Ingeborg Bachmann

A Kind Of Loss by Ingeborg Bachmann

Used together: seasons, books, a piece of music.The keys, teacups, bread basket, sheet and a bed.A hope chest of words, of gestures, brought back, used, used up.A household order ...

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Psalm by Ingeborg Bachmann

Psalm by Ingeborg Bachmann

1Be silent with me, as all bells are silent! In the afterbirth of terrorthe rabble grovels for new nourishment.On Good Friday a hand hangs on displayin the firmament, two fingers ...

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To The Sun by Ingeborg Bachmann

To The Sun by Ingeborg Bachmann

More beatiful than the remarkable moon and her noble light,More beautiful than the stars, the famous medals of the night,More beautiful than the fiery entrance a comet makes,And ...

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