Ingeborg Bachmann

(1926 - 1973 / Austria)

Nach Dieser Sintflut


After this deluge
I wish to see the dove
saved,
nothing but the dove.

I would drown in this sea
if it did not fly away,
if it did not return with the leaf
in the final hour.

Submitted: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Edited: Saturday, April 28, 2012

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