Sarah Kirsch Poems
- Breath Pause The sky is smoke grey ash grey mouse grey lead ...
- In The Country Mornings I feed the swans evenings the cats in...
- Eichen Und Rosen Ich habe mir in Ferlinghettis Laden Einen ...
- Free Verses Last night I awoke knew That I should say ...
- Trees Once they're supposed To have formed forests and ...
- Oaks And Roses I've bought myself a timetable in ...
- Evening Exuberantly the green changes From lighter to darker...
Sarah Kirsch was a German poet.
She was born Ingrid Bernstein in Limlingerode, Prussian Saxony. She changed her first name to Sarah in order to protest against her father's anti-semitism. She studied biology in Halle and literature at the Johannes R. Becher Institute for Literature in Leipzig. In 1965, she married the writer Rainer Kirsch. She protested against East Germany's expulsion of Wolf Biermann in 1976, which led to her exclusion from the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED). One year later she left the country herself, nevertheless being critical of the west as well. She is mainly known for her poetry, but she also wrote prose and has translated children's books into ... more »
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The sky is smoke grey ash grey mouse grey
lead grey stone grey in the land
of sudden showers of continuous thunder
the bloated meadows the gardens
rotting and dogs during the night
have grown fins they dive
after every silver spoon that
falls from the window when instantly
portly marmalades are being made
in kitchens flown through in fine weather
by farmers' wives with hay in their pants
steam in their bums on turnip fields at noon.