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

The grave my little cottage is
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
The grave my little cottage is,
Where keeping house for thee,
I make my parlor orderly
And lay the marble tea
For two divided briefly,
A cycle it may be,
Till everlasting life unite
In strong society.

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This text was added to the website: 2011-01-12
Line count: 8
Word count: 37

Das Grab mein klein’ Zuhause ist
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Das Grab mein klein’ Zuhause ist,
führ’ Haushalt dort für dich,
ich halt’ die Stube ordentlich,
reich Tee im Marmorservice

Für zwei, die kurz getrennt nur,
mag dies ein Zyklus sein,
bis dass im ewgen Leben wir
sind untrennbar vereint.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 40