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Ingeborg Bachmann

Ingeborg Bachmann Poems

1.
In The Storm Of Roses

Wherever we turn in the storm of roses,
the night is lit up by thorns, and the thunder
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2.
Stay

Now the journey is ending,
the wind is losing heart.
Into your hands it's falling,
a rickety house of cards.
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3.
Every Day

War is no longer declared,
only continued. The monstrous
has become everyday. The hero
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4.
I Step Outside Myself

I step outside
myself, out of my eyes,
hands, mouth, outside
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5.
I Know No Better World

Who knows of a better world should step forward.
Alone, no longer out of bravery, not wiping away this saliva,
this saliva worn upon the cheek
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Ingeborg Bachmann Comments

Fabrizio Frosini 06 November 2015

a beautiful poem by Ingeborg Bachmann: Enigma (1967) Für Hans Werner Henze aus des Zeit der Ariosi Nichts mehr wird kommen. Frühling wird nicht mehr werden. Tausendjährige Kalender sagen es jedem voraus. Aber auch Sommer und weiterhin, was so gute Namen wie »sommerlich« hat - es wird nichts mehr kommen. Du sollst ja nicht weinen, sagt eine Musik. Sonst sagt niemand etwas.

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M Asim Nehal 28 February 2019

A learned poetess, I admire her poems.

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GUNTHER BACHMANN 08 November 2018

LINDO ESSE SEU POEMA, PARABENS

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Fabrizio Frosini 06 November 2015

'' DARKNESS SPOKEN '' Like Orpheus I play death on the strings of life, and to the beauty of the Earth and your eyes, which administer heaven, I can only speak of darkness. Don't forget that you also, suddenly, on that morning when your camp was still damp with dew, and a carnation slept on your heart, you saw the dark stream race past you. The string of silence taut on the pulse of blood, I grasped your beating heart. Your curls were transformed into the shadow hair of night, black flakes of darkness buried your face. And I don't belong to you. Both of us mourn now. But like Orpheus I know life on the side of death, and the deepening blue of your forever closed eye.. (by INGEBORG BACHMANN, translated by Peter Filkins)

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Fabrizio Frosini 06 November 2015

'' DARKNESS SPOKEN '', ITALIAN translation: ''DIRE COSE OSCURE'' Come Orfeo canto io la morte sulla corda della vita, e nella bellezza della Terra, e dei tuoi occhi in cui si specchia il cielo, so dire solo cose oscure. Non dimenticare: anche tu quel mattino, quando ancora il tuo giaciglio era umido di rugiada e il garofano dormiva sul tuo cuore, vedesti all’improvviso il fiume scuro, che accanto ti passò. Con la corda del silenzio tesa sull’onda del sangue, afferrai il tuo cuore sonante. I tuoi riccioli si trasformarono nei capelli d’ombra della notte, e i fiocchi neri dell’oscurità nevicarono sul tuo volto. E io non ti appartengo. Ora ci lamentiamo entrambi. Ma, come Orfeo, conosco la vita sulla corda dell’amore, e colgo il blu del tuo occhio per sempre serrato. (by INGEBORG BACHMANN, translated by Peter Patti)

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Fabrizio Frosini 06 November 2015

THIS IS THE ITALIAN TRANSLATION OF Ingeborg Bachmann's ENIGMA: _________________________________________________________ Enigma (1967) Per Hans Werner Henze, al tempo degli Ariosi (*) Nulla verrà più. Non vi sarà più primavera. Almanacchi millenari lo predicono a tutti. Ma nemmeno estate e altre cose che recano il bell'attributo « estivo » — nulla verrà più. Non devi assolutamente piangere, dice una musica. Nessun altro dice qualcosa. ________ (*) epoca degli Ariosi = 1963 [composizione di Henze per soprano, violino e orchestra su brani di Torquato Tasso] time of the airy compositions,1963: Henze's composition for soprano, violin and orchestra - concerning poems by Torquato Tasso ________

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Ingeborg Bachmann Biography

Bachmann was born in Klagenfurt, in the Austrian state of Carinthia, the daughter of a headmaster. She studied philosophy, psychology, German philology, and law at the universities of Innsbruck, Graz, and Vienna. In 1949, she received her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Vienna with her dissertation titled "The Critical Reception of the ...

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