Ingeborg Bachmann World Poems

  • 1.
    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.
    ...
  • 2.
    Now the journey is ending,
    the wind is losing heart.
    Into your hands it's falling,
    a rickety house of cards.
    ...
  • 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.
    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 called to a part far more splendid than any other planet's
    ...
  • 5.
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    Be silent with me, as all bells are silent!

    ...
  • 6.
    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.
    ...
  • 7.
    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 cheek
    as if to a coronation, as if redeemed, whether at communion
    ...
Total 7 World Poems by Ingeborg Bachmann

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