by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
Translation © by Walter A. Aue

I dwell in Possibility
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER ITA
I dwell in Possibility - 
A fairer House than Prose - 
More numerous of Windows - 
Superior - for Doors - 

Of Chambers as the Cedars - 
Impregnable of Eye - 
And for an Everlasting Roof 
The Gambrels of the Sky - 

Of Visitors - the fairest - 
For Occupation - This - 
The spreading wide my narrow Hands 
To gather Paradise -

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

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Dimoro nel possibile", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 63

Ich wohn' in Möglichkeiten
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Ich wohn' in Möglichkeiten:
Ein besser' Haus als Text  --
An Fenstern weitaus reicher,
mit größer'n Tür'n besetzt.

Mit Räumen wie die Zedern  --
vom Auge unzwingbar   --
und, als ein Dach für ewig,
des Himmels Balken gar  --

Besucher  -- nur die besten  --
Mein Wohnen drinnen   -- dies:
die Hände auszubreiten   --
zu sammeln  -- Paradies   --

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This text was added to the website: 2011-01-12
Line count: 12
Word count: 49