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Morgenstern, Christian: Geburtsakt der Philosophie

Portre of Morgenstern, Christian

Geburtsakt der Philosophie (German)

Erschrocken schaut der Heide Schaf mich an,
als säh's in mir den ersten Menschenmann.
Sein Blick steckt an; wir stehen wie im Schlaf;
mir ist, ich säh zum ersten Mal ein Schaf.

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Birth of Philosophy (English)

The heath sheep glares at me with frightened awe

as though I were the first of men it saw.

Contagious glare! We stand as though asleep;

it seems the first time that I see a sheep.

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