Summer

Summer

At evening in the woods
the cuckoos withhold their misery.
The cornstalks slant deeper into themselves,
the red poppies.

The blackening sky cracks open
over the hills.
The ancient song of the cricket
dies in the harbor.

It never stirs,
the crown of the chestnut.
Up the winding stairs
your dress rustles.

The candle’s glowing silence
darkens the room.
Your silver hand
quenches it.

Tonight, no wind, no stars.

Translated by Eric Plattner

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 Sommer

Am Abend schweigt die Klage
Des Kuckucks im Wald.
Tiefer neigt sich das Korn,
Der rote Mohn.

Schwarzes Gewitter droht
Über dem Hügel.
Das alte Lied der Grille
Erstirbt im Feld.

Nimmer regt sich das Laub
Der Kastanie.
Auf der Wendeltreppe
Rauscht dein Kleid.

Stille leuchtet die Kerze
Im dunklen Zimmer;
Eine silberne Hand
Löschte sie aus;

Windstille, sternlose Nacht.

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