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Lasker-Schüler, Else: An Old Tibetan Carpet (Ein alter Tibetteppich in English)

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Ein alter Tibetteppich (German)

Deine Seele, die die meine liebet,

Ist verwirkt mit ihr im Teppichtibet.


Strahl in Strahl, verliebte Farben,

Sterne, die sich himmellang umwarben.


Unsere Fuesse ruhen auf der Kostbarkeit,



Suesser Lamasohn auf Moschuspflanzenthron,

Wie lange kuesst dein Mund den meinen wohl

Und Wang die Wange buntgeknuepfte Zeiten schon?

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An Old Tibetan Carpet (English)

Your soul in love with mine

is woven with it in the Tibetan carpet.


Beam in beam, enamored colors,

stars that wooed across the heavens.


Our feet rest upon the treasure

thousands upon thousands of meshes wide.


Sweet lama son on a musk-plant throne,

how long has your mouth kissed mine.

And cheek upon cheek, how many lifetimes brightly tied.

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