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Brecht, Bertolt: Der Abschied

Portre of Brecht, Bertolt

Der Abschied (German)

Wir umarmen uns.

Ich fasse reichen Stoff

Du fassest armen.

Die Umarmung ist schnell

Du gehst zu einem Mahl

Hinter mir sind die Schergen.

Wir sprechen vom Wetter und von unserer

Dauernden Freundschaft. Alles andere

Wäre zu bitter.

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Parting (English)

We embrace.

Rich cloth under my fingers

While yours touch poor fabric.

A quick embrace

You were invited for dinner

While the minions of law are after me.

We talk about the weather and our

Lasting friendship. Anything else

Would be too bitter.

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