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Ringelnatz, Joachim: The postage stamp (Die Briefmarke in English)

Portre of Ringelnatz, Joachim
Portre of Kery, Leslie A.

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Die Briefmarke (German)

Ein männlicher Briefmark erlebte

was Schönes, bevor a klebte.

Er war von einer Prinzessin beleckt

Da war die Liebe in ihm erweckt.


Er wollte sie wiederküssen

Doch hat er verrreisen müssen

So liebte er sie vergebens

Das ist die Tragik des Lebens.

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The postage stamp (English)

A stamp of the masculine gender

lived through a moment quite tender.

Before adhering, a princess licked him.

Love's wakening had made him victim.


He wanted to kiss her, but hey,

he soon had to travel away.

His love was waisted in the main:

the tragedy of life yet once again.

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Source of the quotationL. A. K.