Ingeborg Bachmann

(1926 - 1973 / Austria)

Stay


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.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: journey, house, wind, world, heart, lost

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Stay by Ingeborg Bachmann )

Enter the verification code :

  • Freshman - 1,288 Points john tiong chunghoo (7/28/2006 4:15:00 AM)

    the journey is ending
    the head is signalling
    me all would soon be over
    see all this hair is falling
    as fast as my memory is fading
    they turn white totally white
    as sheets of my memory are
    though - soon it will be a total backout (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,288 Points john tiong chunghoo (7/28/2006 4:14:00 AM)

    the journey is ending
    the head is signalling
    me all would soon be over
    see all this hair is falling
    as fast as my memory is fading
    they turn white totally white
    as sheets of my memory are
    though - soon it will be a total backout (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. animals, camila salaverria
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. A Fairy Song, William Shakespeare
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Death is Nothing at All, Henry Scott Holland
  9. Best Friend (In Hindi), Tavneet Singh
  10. My Classroom, shivani pillai

Poem of the Day

poet Tu Fu

Tonight at Fu-chou, this moon she watches
Alone in our room. And my little, far-off
Children, too young to understand what keeps me
Away, or even remember Chang'an. By now,

...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Francis Ledwidge

 

New Poems

  1. New Year 2015, Kumarmani Mahakul
  2. Serenity Of Air, lingering stupor
  3. Lovely flow, hasmukh amathalal
  4. 'A Peaceful New Year', Sossi Khachadourian
  5. Run Silent Run Deep, lingering stupor
  6. The Betrayal, Ahmad Husain
  7. A New Year, Electric Lady
  8. Antique., RAJ VIKRAM
  9. Belated', george albot
  10. Moment, Stratis Havarti
[Hata Bildir]