Translation © by Paridam von dem Knesebeck (c1911 - 2000) and by Eva Hesse (1925 - 2020)

Sleep
Language: English 
When the lips
And the body
Are done
She seeks your hand,
Touches it,
And sleep comes,
Without wonder
And without dreams,
When the lips
And the body
Are done.

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Schlaf
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Wenn Lippen
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Confirmed with Mein dunklen Hände. Moderne Negerlyrik in Original und Nachdichtung, herausgegeben und übertragen von Eva Hesse und Paridam von dem Knesebeck, München: Nymphenburger Verlag, 1953, page 57.


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This text was added to the website: 2015-04-30
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Word count: 29