April 9th Birthday Love: Johannes Bobrowski

Photo by Luca Dross

Summer Evening

See far, very far, there above the last Red!
There over the Forest, the blackish Walls. One
Water still gleams white. Silence lives there,
Keeping-Secret and Cooling long.

And you, you live where? Is the Earth not
enough for you, the Unspeakable, that
offers Uncounted-Space in front of you,
Space, abundant for both Joy and Death!

And see, above it all the Clouds even float!
And Stars stand! How do I say that to you, how?
Oh Earth, Earth, not too cramped,
too, too abundant; you are too kind!

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