Ingeborg Bachmann Head Poems

  • 1.
    The girt woak tree that's in the dell !
    There's noo tree I do love so well;
    Vor times an' times when I wer young
    I there've a-climb'd, an' there've a-zwung,
    ...
  • 2.
    News o' grief had overteaken
    Dark-eyed Fanny, now vorseaken;
    There she zot, wi' breast a-heaven,
    While vrom zide to zide, wi' grieven,
    ...
  • 3.
    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 maintained. Said. Done. And always a head was there.
    ...
  • 4.
    If souls should only sheen so bright
    In heaven as in e'thly light,
    An' nothen better wer the cease,
    How comely still, in sheape an' feace,
    ...
  • 5.
    'Ithin the woodlands, flow'ry gleaded,
    By the woak tree's mossy moot,
    The sheenen grass-bleades, timber-sheaded,
    Now do quiver under voot;
    ...
Total 5 Head Poems by Ingeborg Bachmann

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