Nightmare

by Ernst Toller

The people’s conscience squats
on a worm-eaten pole.
Around the pole dance the bones of three children.
From the young mother’s belly it ruptures forth:
the sheep’s pulse bleats baa baa.

Translated by Eric Plattner

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Alp

by Ernst Toller

Auf einer Stange morsch und faul
Hockt das Völkergewissen,
Um die Stange tanyen drei Kinderknochen,
Aus dem Leib einer jungen Mutter gebrochen,
Es blökt den Takt das Schaf bäh bäh.

~ by Ep on January 14, 2010.

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