Category Archives: Translation

Words for Julia

You can’t go back because life is pushing you ahead like an unending howl. You’ll feel caged, you’ll feel lost and alone, perhaps wishing you’d never been born. But always remember what I wrote one day thinking of you as … Continue reading

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Aisha

As if I didn’t exist at all She passed by me Without a glance, Queen of Sheba I said, Aisha, take it, it’s all yours Take it all – the pearls, the jewelry The gold around your neck The fruits, … Continue reading

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The rope torn

The rope has been torn; a knot Can tie it again, but It’s been torn. Perhaps we’ll meet again, but You won’t find me In the place where we parted ways. – Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) English translation by Johannes Beilharz … Continue reading

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A poem by Hugo Ball

My demon has no brothers, no sisters, no kin.
My demon thinks time’s just a waste and a sin. Continue reading

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La pistola y el corazón

The moon tells me one thing, / the stars tell me another, / and the light of day sings me / this sad, sad song Continue reading

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Christian Morgenstern: The guinea fowl

The guinea fowl The guinea fowl counts: one, two, three, four … Pray what is all that counting for, Out there among the deep dark pine trees? The bird, driven by knowledge’s itch, And doing so without a glitch, Is … Continue reading

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Sarko & Carla Bruni – love forever?

Europe’s current favorite love story between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and ex-model/singer Carla Bruni keeps the tabloids busy these days. An opportune time perhaps to go and see what Carla Bruni has to say about love in her best-known song … Continue reading

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