Learn More

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.

What do you think this poem is about?



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 :

  • Rookie - 906 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

  • Rookie - 906 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 »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Flower, Cee Bea
  2. Lavender, Cee Bea
  3. THE SHRIEK, Satish Verma
  4. The Terror, David Lewis Paget
  5. Union - within us, gajanan mishra
  6. Haiku(GOD), Aftab Alam
  7. chaos of Christmas near, lee fones
  8. The earth is moving, gajanan mishra
  9. ONLY YOU JESUS ONLY YOU, Michael P. Johnson
  10. GOD! WATCHING, TESTING, Michael P. Johnson

Poem of the Day

poet Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knows he who tills this lonely field
To reap its scanty corn,
What mystic fruit his acres yield
At midnight and at morn?

In the long sunny afternoon,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Talking Turkeys!, Benjamin Zephaniah
  8. Racism Haiku - Ice Cream, john tiong chunghoo
  9. Blah Blah Blank Blank, vincent armone
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]