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Lasker-Schüler, Else: The End of the World (Weltende in English)

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Weltende (German)

Es ist ein Weinen in der Welt,

Als ob der liebe Gott gestorben wär,

Und der bleierne Schatten, der niederfällt,

Lastet grabesschwer.


Komm, wir wollen uns näher verbergen...

Das Leben liegt in aller Herzen

Wie in Särgen.


Du! wir wollen uns tief küssen --

Es pocht eine Sehnsucht an die Welt,

An der wir sterben müssen.

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The End of the World (English)

There is weeping in the world,

As if the dear god were dead,

And the leaden shadows that fall

Weigh heavily as the grave.


Come, we will hide ourselves together...

Life lives in all hearts

as in coffins.


You! we will kiss deeply --

There is a yearning beating in the world,

by which we must die.

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