The Swan

by Nelly Sachs

Nothing
over the water
and already now in the blink of an eye
hanging there
swanlike geometry
water-rooted
tendrilling upward
and sloping again
gulping down dust
and measuring with the air
the universe—

Translated by Eric Plattner

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Der Schwan

by Nelly Sachs

Nichts
über den Wassern
und schon hängt am Augenschlag
schwanenhafte
Geometrie
wasserbewurzelt
aufrankend
und wieder geneigt
Staubschluckend
und mit der Luft massnehmend
am Weltall—

~ by Ep on July 5, 2010.

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