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The Ultimate Vehicle of Earthly Bliss - 24. As if everyone were speaking of love

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Kleine Lieder

 

Das sind die kleinen Lieder,

Die mir das Herz zerbrechen,

Weil sie so seltsam leise fallen

Wie Schnee vor den Fenstern zur Dämmerungszeit.

Weil sie so sehnsüchtig verhallen,

Als ob wir beide noch von Liebe sprechen.

Und weil mein Herz schwer ist,

Schwer – von ungelebter Seligkeit. [i]

 

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Children’s Songs

 

These are the children’s songs which

Are able to break my heart,

Because they fall so strangely soft

Like snow outside windows at dusk.

Because they fall so lovingly soft

As if everyone were speaking of love.

And because my heart’s full,

Heavy – from unrealized bliss.

 

 

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[i] “Kleine Lieder” Toni Schwabe, Ibid., p. 41

https://archive.org/details/3476447/page/40/mode/2up

 

This poem is No. III. of the Gedichte aus „Die Stadt mit lichten Türmen“ collection

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2 minutes ago, chris191070 said:

Beautiful. I really enjoyed this one.

It has such subtle beauty. I love it too

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Wonderful poem.  Reminds me of good times with family and friends in my young years.

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On 7/10/2024 at 5:14 PM, Parker Owens said:

Softness can be expressed in so many ways. This poem does so with great effectiveness. Like @chris191070, I feel drawn to this one. 

Thanks, Parker. I think Schwabe really outdid herself with this one

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On 7/10/2024 at 7:25 PM, ReaderPaul said:

Wonderful poem.  Reminds me of good times with family and friends in my young years.

Thanks, ReaderPaul. Toni Schwabe's poetic style, her entire aesthetic (I think), is summed up beautifully in this poem. There's no other poet in history who published anything quite as delicate-yet-powerful as this

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