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Posts in Category: What has been left

A supple dance of a dancer torn into pieces

"The girl goes dancing there
On the leaf-sown, new-mown, smooth
Grass plot of the garden;
Escaped from bitter youth,
Escaped out of her crowd,
Or out of her black cloud.
Ah, dancer, ah, sweet dancer!

If strange men come from the house
To lead her away, do not say
That she is happy being crazy;
Lead them gently astray;
Let her finish her dance,
Let her finish her dance.
Ah, dancer, ah, sweet dancer!"

(W.B. Yeats in Sweet dancer)
Liège (B)

After the toast to the new year

"Zwei Flaschen stehn auf einer Bank,
die eine dick, die andre schlank.
Sie möchten gerne heiraten.
Doch wer soll ihnen beiraten?

Mit ihrem Doppel-Auge leiden
sie auf zum blauen Firmament . . .
Doch niemand kommt herabgerennt
und kopuliert die beiden."

(Chr. Morgenstern in Die beiden Flaschen)
Fleron (B)

Traveling electronics


“Brown suit case in the corner: 
Where have you been? 
Circle around the terminal.
Hide what’s within.

What to take when I move from this place, 
and what to leave behind?”

(K. More in Suitcase)
Aachen (D)

A chair in snow is always sad


“… a chair is shaped for just one thing

to hold 
a soul its quick and few bendable 
hours

perhaps a king 

not to hold snow 
not to hold flowers”

(J. Hirshfield in A chair in snow)
Liège (B)

The mirror tells me that I am fair!

"Der Spiegel sagt mir: ich bin schön!
Ihr sagt: zu altern sei auch mein Geschick.
Vor Gott muß alles ewig stehn,
In mir liebt ihn für diesen Augenblick."

(G.W. von Goethe in Suleika)
Aachen (D)