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Wir sind ganz traumbefangen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wir sind ganz traumbefangen,
wir sind aus anderm Land,
wir halten eine Wage [sic]
in unsrer rechten Hand.
 
Wir sind sehr stillen Mutes,
die Schalen schweben gleich.
Das heißt: es rinnt vorüber,
macht uns nicht arm noch reich.
 
Wir spähen scharf und forschen,
wir wanken nicht vom Ort;
darunter rinnen Jahre
und rinnt das Leben fort.
 
Doch wird die Schale sinken
in einer hellen Nacht,
dann kam der Traum ins Träumen,
dann sind wir aufgewacht.


Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Nachgelassene Schriften von Walter Calé. Mit einem Vorwort von Fritz Mauthner, herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Arthur Brückmann, Dritte Auflage, Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1910, page 90


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2016-11-02.
Last modified: 2016-11-02 10:42:48
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We are utterly dream‑ entangled

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

We are utterly dream- entangled,
we are from another land,
we hold a scale
in our right hand.
 
We are of very quiet spirit,
the scales hover in equilibrium.
That means: it runs past,
[it] makes us neither poor nor rich.
 
We keep a sharp look-out and seek,
we do not waver from our place;
meanwhile years run on
and life runs onward.
 
But one of the scale-pans shall sink
in a bright night,
then the dream fell into dreaming,
then we shall have woken.


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Text added to the website: 2016-11-02.
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