mein schlüssel

Mein Schlüssel

Mein Schlüssel
hat das Haus verloren

Ich gehe von Haus zu Haus
keines passt

Den Schlosser
habe ich gefunden
mein Schlüssel paßt
zu seinem Grab
 

Rose Ausländer (1901-1988)
Translated by Eavan Boland

My Key

My key
has lost its house.

I go from house to house
but none fits.

 
I have found
the locksmith.
My key fits
into his grave.

 

 

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