by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

The Auctioneer of Parting
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
The Auctioneer of Parting
His "Going, going, gone"
Shouts even from the Crucifix,
And brings his Hammer down --
He only sells the Wilderness,
The prices of Despair
Range from a single human Heart
To Two -- not any more --

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Versteigerung des Abschieds
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Versteigerung des Abschieds:
„Zum Ersten, Zweiten, Dritten“
schallt es sogar vom Kreuz,
darauf der Hammer fällt -
Versteigert wird nur Lebenskampf,
der Preis für Seelenschmerz
liegt zwischen einem Menschenherz
und zwei - und keinem mehr.

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