ECCE HOMOECCE HOMO
Friedrich Nietzschetr. Brian Cole
Ja! Ich weiss, woher ich stamme!
Ungesättigt gleich der Flamme
Glühe und verzehr' ich mich.
Licht wird alles, was ich fasse,
Kohle alles, was ich lasse.
Flamme bin ich sicherlich!
Oh yes! I know from where I came!
Unsatisfied just like the flame
I glow and I consume myself.
What I touch becomes pure light,
What I leave are ashes white.
Surely I am flame itself!

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Trans. Copyright © Brian Cole, 2001


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