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Ringelnatz, Joachim: Ev'rywhere (Überall in English)

Portre of Ringelnatz, Joachim

Überall (German)

Überall ist Wunderland.
Überall ist Leben.
Bei meiner Tante im Strumpfenband
Wie irgendwo daneben.

Überall ist Dunkelheit.
Kinder werden Väter.
Fünf Minuten später
Stirbt sich was für einige Zeit.
Überall ist Ewigkeit.

Wenn du einen Schneck behauchst,
Schrumpft er ins Gehäuse.
Wenn du ihn in Kognak tauchst,
Sieht er weiße Mäuse.

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Ev'rywhere (English)

Ev'rywhere is wonderland

Ev'rywhere is life,

In Auntie's rubber garter-band

As in the whole wide land.

Ev'rywhere obscurity.

The child becomes a father.

Not much later, maybe five

Minutes later ends the strife.

Ev'rywhere eternity.


Blowing softly on a snail

Makes him shrink into his shell,

Dropped in cognac, mixed with ice

Lets him think he saw white mice.

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