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Ich lag auf dem Meer, über mir wälzte...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich lag auf dem Meer, über mir wälzte sich das Licht.
Ich sah: von einer [glänzenden Klippe
Banden]1 weißer Vögel aufschwirren.
Ich [schleuderte]2 ein Seil, sie einzufangen.
Weiße Tiere, Traum, [Fantasie]3 und Meer.
Weiße [Tiere: ewige Glanz-Wiederkehr]4.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with a reprint of the 1921 original: Alfred Mombert, Die Schöpfung, Paderborn: Salzwasser Verlag, 2015, page 125

1 Geutebrück: "fernen Klippe / Eine Bande"
2 Geutebrück: "warf"
3 Geutebrück: "Phantasie"
4 Geutebrück: " Tiere und ewig lächelnde Wiederkehr"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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