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Lasker-Schüler, Else: When I met Tristan – (Als ich Tristan kennen lernte – in English)

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Als ich Tristan kennen lernte – (German)


Du mein Engel,

Wir schweben nur noch

In holden Wolken.


Ich weiß nicht, ob ich lebe

Oder süß gestorben bin

In deinem Herzen.


Immer feiern wir Himmelfahrt

Und viel, viel Schimmer.


Goldene Heiligenbilder

Sind deine Augen.


Sage – wie ich bin?

Überall wollen Blumen aus mir.

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When I met Tristan – (English)


You, my angel!

We keep floating

On kindred clouds.


Am I alive or did I die

Some sweet death in your heart?

I do not know.


Every hour and minute we celebrate

Ascension and bright radiating light.


Golden icons

Your eyes.


Tell me – what am I that all these

Flowers blossom in my body and soul?

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