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Dreizehn Weisen eine Amsel zu betrachten

Word count: 234

Song Cycle by Lukas Foss (b. 1922)

Original language: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

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Mitten unter zwanzig schneebedeckten Bergen
rührte sich allein
der Amsel Auge.


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Ich war dreier Meinungen.
Wie ein Baum,
in dem drei Amseln sind.


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Die Amsel wirbelte umher im Herbsteswind.
Dies war ein kleiner Teil der Pantomime.


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Ein Mann und eine Frau 
sind eins.
Ein Mann und eine Frau und eine Amsel
sind eins.


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Ich weiß nicht, was mir lieber ist,
Schönheit der Modulationen
oder die der Andeutungen,
der Gesang der Amsel
oder das Danach.


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Eiszapfen versahen das längliche Fenster gänzlich
mit barbarischem Glas.
Der Schatten der Amsel
querte es, hin und her.
Die Stimmung,
im Schatten nachvollzogen,
unentzifferbar.


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Ach schmächt’ge Männer aus Haddam,
warum stellt ihr euch gold’ne Vögel vor?
Seht ihr nicht, wie die Amsel
um die Füße der Frauen hüpft,
die bei euch sind?


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Ich kenne vornehme Akzente
und klare Rhythmen, denen man sich nicht entziehen kann;
doch weiß ich auch,
dass die Amsel eingebunden ist
in das, was ich weiß.


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Als die Amsel wegflog,
rührte sie am Rande
eines der vielen Kreise.


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Beim Anblick der Amseln,
die im grünen Lichte fliegen,
würden selbst die Kupplerinnen des Wohlklangs
schneidend kreischen.


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Er fuhr durch Connecticut
in einer gläsernen Kutsche.
Einmal durchzuckte ihn ein Schreck
als er den Schatten seiner Droschke
für Amseln hielt.


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Der Fluss fließt dahin.
Die Amseln fliegen wohl.


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Den ganzen Nachmittag war es am Dämmern.
Es schneite
und es schneite fort und fort.
Die Amseln saßen
im Geäst der Zedern.


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