by Else Lasker-Schüler (1869 - 1945)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Ich will in das Grenzenlose
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Ich will in das Grenzenlose
  Zu mir zurück,
Schon blüht die Herbstzeitlose
  Meiner Seele,
Vielleicht -- ists schon zu spät zurück.
O, ich sterbe unter Euch!
Da Ihr mich erstickt mit Euch.
Fäden möchte ich um mich ziehen --
Wirrwarr endend!
  Beirrend,
Euch verwirrend,
  Um zu entfliehn
    Meinwärts!

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Withdrawal from the world", written 2010, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Fuite du monde", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2006-07-13
Line count: 13
Word count: 46

Fuite du monde
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Dans l'illimité je veux
Revenir à moi,
Déjà fleurit l'intemporel automne
De mon âme,
Peut-être est-il déjà trop tard pour revenir.
Ô, je meurs parmi vous !
Car vous m'étouffez avec vous.
Je voudrais m'entourer de fils
Finissant en imbroglio !
Déconcertante,
Vous désorienter,
Pour m'échapper
De mon côté.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2010-05-04
Line count: 13
Word count: 49