Christine Lavant

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Christine Lavant was an Austrian poet and novelist.

Lavant was born in the hamlet of Großedling (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. From the age of three, the child ... more »

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Since Today, But Forever

SINCE TODAY, but forever
I know: This earth is really warm -
the burning I return to the nettle
and to the hedgehog its spines.

Since today all things are my patron saints
and the whole world is a wicker cradle
wherein a gust of wind rocks us together
and ties our breaths.

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