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Bachmann, Ingeborg: Brotherhood (Bruderschaft in English)

Portre of Bachmann, Ingeborg

Bruderschaft (German)

Alles ist Wundenschlagen,

und keiner hat keinem verziehn.

Verletzt wie du und verletzend,

lebte ich auf dich hin.


Die reine, die Geistesberührung,

um jede Berührung vermehrt,

wir erfahren sie alternd,

ins kälteste Schweigen gekehrt.

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Brotherhood (English)

Each and every thing cuts wounds,

and neither of us has forgiven the other.

Hurting like you and hurtful,

I lived towards you.


Every touch augments

the pure, the spiritual touch;

we experience it as we age,

turned into coldest silence.

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