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Lavant, Christine: Since today (Sei heute in English)

Portre of Lavant, Christine

Sei heute (German)

Seit heute, aber für immer,

weiß ich: Die Erde ist wirklich warm-;

ich gebe der Nessel den Brand zurück

und dem Igel die Stacheln.


Seit heute ist alles mein Schutzpatron

und die ganze Welt eine Weidenwiege,

darin uns der Windstoß zusammenschaukelt

und unsren Atem verknotet.

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Since today (English)

Since today, but forever

I know: This earth is really warm -

the burning I return to the nettle

and to the hedgehog its spines.


Since today all things are my patron saints

and the whole world is a wicker cradle

wherein a gust of wind rocks us together

and ties our breaths.

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