Rose Ausländer

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Rose Ausländer, maiden name Rosalie Beatrice Scherzer, was a Jewish German- and English language poet. She was born in Bucovina, and lived in the United States, Romania, and Germany.

She was born in Czernowitz, Bucovina, which at that time was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Her father Sigmund (Süssi) Scherzer (1871–1920) was from a small t ...

Rose Ausländer Poems

1.
Amazement Ii

Behind my cheerfulness
breathes the grief
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2.
My Nightingale

Once upon a time my mother was a doe.
The gold- brown eyes
the grace
stayed with her from the doe-time.
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3.
Staunen Ii

Hinter meinem Frohsinn
atmet die Trauer
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4.
Meine Nachtigall

Meine Mutter war einmal ein Reh.
Die goldbraunen Augen
die Anmut
blieben ihr aus der Rehzeit.
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