Ingeborg Bachmann

(1926 - 1973 / Austria)

I Step Outside Myself - Poem by Ingeborg Bachmann

I step outside
myself, out of my eyes,
hands, mouth, outside
of myself I
step, a bundle
of goodness and godliness
that must make good
this devilry
that has happened.


Comments about I Step Outside Myself by Ingeborg Bachmann

  • (4/2/2017 3:39:00 PM)


    Objectively viewing oneself for analysis...that can be hard to do when we can't deal with reality..most people are subjective and think they are just right.. (Report) Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/2/2017 1:53:00 PM)


    Only when we step out of the peripheral senses or rather be in control of the sensual pleasures
    can we succeed in getting a glimpse of the spiritual. The poetess has depicted a philosophical
    implication in this poem. Very well done!
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  • Rajnish Manga (4/2/2017 12:47:00 PM)


    We have to get rid of our selfish mold or ego to come face to face with divine grace. Thanks for a nicely crafted philosophical poem. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (4/2/2017 12:34:00 PM)


    a split personality poem of good and bad things? .....well wrote. (Report) Reply

  • Aqua Flower (4/2/2017 10:00:00 AM)


    This is very emotionally writem stepping outside if fixed eyes can open your other eyes! Good write and congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Siddartha Montik (4/2/2017 8:48:00 AM)


    Deep Emotins here. and perfect with silence! (Report) Reply

  • Siddartha Montik (4/2/2017 8:47:00 AM)


    Stunneing! ! Step outside.. a daring step and with much! ! thank you Poet! ! n10++ (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (4/2/2017 1:23:00 AM)


    Out of my eyes.... thanks for posting.... (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/2/2017 1:02:00 AM)


    Outside! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010



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