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Fritsch, Gerhard: The Power of Legend (Die Macht der Legende in English)

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Die Macht der Legende (German)

In jedem Haus

erbauen wir fröhlich

seine Ruine.


Aber was sollten wir sonst tun,

wir, die ein Dach brauchen,

und Hände haben zu bauen,

Münder zu singen?


Mit jedem Haus

sühnen wir den Turmbau

von Babel.

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The Power of Legend (English)

In every house

we are happily building

its ruins.


And what else should we be doing,

we who need a roof

and have hands to build

and mouths to sing?


With every house

we are atoning for building

the Tower of Babel.

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