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Bachmann, Ingeborg: After this deluge (Nach dieser Sintflut in English)

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Nach dieser Sintflut (German)

Nach dieser Sintflut

möchte ich die Taube,

und nichts als die Taube,

noch einmal gerettet sehn.


Ich ginge ja unter in diesem Meer!

flög' sie nicht aus,

brächte sie nicht

in letzter Stunde das Blatt.

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After this deluge (English)

 After this deluge

 I wish to see the dove


 nothing but the dove.


I would drown in this sea

 if it did not fly away,

 if it did not return with the leaf

 in the final hour.

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