OKTOBERSTURM OCTOBER STORM
Christian Morgenstern tr. Walter A.Aue
Schwankende Bäume
im Abendrot-
Lebenssturmträume
vor purpurnem Tod -
Blättergeplauder -
wirbelnder Hauf-
nachtkalte Schauder
rauschen herauf.
Wild-swaying oak tree
midst evening's red -
Lifestorm's dreams cloak thee
with crimson dead -
Leaves, whirling hither,
gossip, malign -
nightcold the shiver
runs up the spine.

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Trans. Copyright © Walter A.Aue 2004


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