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To My Neighbor


I lift you higher,
lift you out
of your body cells
stuffed with anxiety
of your past -
an evil load that smells.

I'll fill each cell
with love and joy
that makes the
angels dance.
You'll glide through earthly
filth and stench -
a spiritual trance.

From your youth filled eyes,
your hands
and feet,
a holy peace shall flow,
so you and I
be filled with grace -
let us be still
and know.

William Hermanns
[P527]

Seelentränen


Seelentränen sind Gedichte,
rot mit Herzblut aufgeschrieben,
tiefem Menschenleid zum Ruhm,

Lies sie still in reinem Lichte,
unbeschattet,
frei von Trieben:
Du betrittst ein Heiligtum.


Wilhelm Hermanns
[G001]




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P017

 Autumn Ballad

 A woman with gray hair
and rags around her bones
runs through the hallowed woods;
strikes with a shabby broom
each tree - bark, branch and bloom;
scuffs ferns and moss, kicks stones.
She chuckles to herself:
"Go, wither in your tomb."

The tree-cathedral shakes.
There breaks the verdant nave;
all feathery preachers flee.
Soon raucous cawing cleaves
the air. The black-winged thieves
dart from their foggy cave.
Gray threads grow from 'each twig:
The spider spins and weaves.

The leaves fly through the mist,
their glowing wings soon fade.
The woman with gray hair
drags now her barren womb
to younder woods. Her broom
strikes branch and bloom and blade.
She chuckles to herself:
"Go, wither in your tomb."

                  William Hermanns [P017]

                    

Note: Translation from G013 Herbstballade composed in 1922

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