Christine Lavant

Christine Lavant

Lavant Valley, Carinthia
Christine Lavant
Lavant Valley, Carinthia
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Christine Lavant was an Austrian poet and novelist.

Lavant was born in the hamlet of Gro├čedling (today part of Wolfsberg) in the Lavant Valley, Carinthia, the ninth child of a poor miner's family. Later she adopted the name of the valley as her pseudonym.

The newborn suffered from scrofula of the breast, neck and face, and nearly went blind. ...
Popular Poems
1.
Ich Hoere Kommen Den Schweren Mond
ICH HOERE KOMMEN den schweren Mond,
ich hoere gehen den leichten Schlaf,
mein Gedaechtnis schleift alle Messer
am Stein des Gedenkens.
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2.
Wenn Du Mich Einlaesst, Bevor Deine Haehne Erwachen
WENN DU MICH einlaesst, bevor deine Haehne erwachen,
werde ich dienen fuer dich in den knoechernen Haus,
will die Herztrommel schlagen, den Atem dir schoepfen
und dreimal die geistliche Rose begiessen
am Morgen, am Mittag, am Abend.
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3.
Let Me In Before Your Cockerel Wakes
LET ME IN before your cockerel wakes
and I will serve you in the house of bones,
beat the heart's drum, create your breath
and water the sacred rose three times,
morning, noon, and evening.
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4.
Zerschlage Die Glocke In Meinem Gehoer
ZERSCHLAGE DIE GLOCKE in meinem Gehoer,
durchschneide den Knoten in meiner Kehle,
erwaerme mir mein erdrosseltes Herz
und mache die Augaepfel zeitig.
...
5.
Shatter The Bell In My Ear
SHATTER THE BELL in my ear,
slash the knot in my throat,
warm my stifled heart
and ripen my eyeballs.
...

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