Saturday, January 7, 2012

Rilke and the Spaces Between Part II

Sappho an Eranna

Unruh will ich über dich bringen,
schwingen will ich dich, umrankter Stab.
Wie das Sterben will ich dich durchdringen
und dich weitergeben wie das Grab
an das Alles: allen diesen Dingen.

Rilke, Rainer Maria (2011-06-22). 88 Gedichte (German Edition) (Kindle Locations 739-741). Projekt Gutenberg-DE. Kindle Edition. 


Unrest I want to deliver to you,
I want to wield you, you entwined staff.
Like death I want to penetrate you
and to hand you down like the grave
to the Everything: all of these things.”

(my translation)

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