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Of Course – I prayed –

Language: English

Of Course – I prayed –
And did God Care?
He cared as much as on the Air
A Bird – had stamped her foot –
And cried ‘Give Me’ –
My Reason – Life –
I had not had – but for Yourself –
’Twere better Charity
To leave me in the Atom’s Tomb –
Merry, and nought, and gay, an numb –
Than this smart Misery.


Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Bertram Kottmann

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Bertram Kottmann , title 1: "Wohl bete ich", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission by Gary Bachlund.

Text added to the website: 2016-12-25.
Last modified: 2016-12-25 18:46:15
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Word count: 68

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Wohl bete ich

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Wohl bete ich -
Hat’s Gott berührt?
So viel, als wenn ein Vöglein würd'
- aufstampfen - in der Luft
und schrein „Mehr noch“ -
Mein Grund - ich würd'
gewiss nicht da sein - ohne Dich - 
Barmherziger jedoch
verbliebt' ich in Atomes Schoß -
im frohen Nichts, empfindungslos,
als tragen dieses Joch.


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Submitted by Bertram Kottmann

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2016-12-25.
Last modified: 2016-12-26 00:27:07
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Word count: 54