Ingeborg Bachmann

(1926 - 1973 / Austria)

Ingeborg Bachmann Poems

1. Verordnet Diesem Geschlecht Keinen Glauben 4/28/2012
2. Bruderschaft 4/28/2012
3. The Game Is Over (Das Spiel Ist Aus) 9/25/2013
4. Easter Zunday 4/23/2012
5. Die Häfen Waren Geöffnet 4/28/2012
6. Advertisement 4/23/2012
7. Theme And Variation 4/27/2012
8. The Broken Heart 4/23/2012
9. A Kind Of Loss 4/23/2012
10. Nach Dieser Sintflut 4/28/2012
11. Borrowed Time 4/23/2012
12. Psalm 4/23/2012
13. I Know No Better World 4/20/2010
14. Nebelland 4/20/2010
15. To The Sun 4/20/2010
16. Every Day 4/20/2010
17. Menschenlos 1/13/2003
18. I Step Outside Myself 4/20/2010
19. In The Storm Of Roses 1/13/2003
20. Stay 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Ingeborg Bachmann


Now the journey is ending,
the wind is losing heart.
Into your hands it's falling,
a rickety house of cards.

The cards are backed with pictures
displaying all the world.
You've stacked up all the images
and shuffled them with words.

And how profound the playing
that once again begins!
Stay, the card you're drawing
is the only world you'll win.

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I Know No Better World

Who knows of a better world should step forward.
Alone, no longer out of bravery, not wiping away this saliva,
this saliva worn upon the cheek
as if to a coronation, as if redeemed, whether at communion
or among comrades. The weak rabbit,
the rat, and those fallen there, all of them,
no longer alone, but as one, though still afraid,
the dream of returning home
in the dream of armament, in the dream

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