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Ball, Hugo: My demon (Mein Dämon in English)

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Mein Dämon (German)

Mein Dämon hat keine Brüder und Schwestern.

Mein Dämon ist nicht von heute und gestern.

Als Gott, der Herr, die Welten machte,

Saß mein Dämon dabei im Grase und lachte,

Schnitt sich die Zehennägel entzwei

Und sah an der ganzen Welt vorbei.

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My demon (English)

My demon has no brothers, no sisters, no kin.

My demon thinks time’s just a waste and a sin.

When God had made the worlds good enough,

My demon sat down in the grass for a laugh.

Cut his toenails in two in a dance,

And saw the whole world glide by in a glance.

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