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Ringelnatz, Joachim: In the park (Im Park in English)

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

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Im Park (German)

Ein ganz kleines Reh stand am ganz kleinen Baum

still und verklärt wie im Traum.

Das war des Nachts elf Uhr zwei.

Und dann kam ich um vier morgens

wieder vorbei.

Und da träumte noch immer das Tier.

Nun schlich im mich leise - ich atmete kaum -

gegen den Wind an den Baum

und gab dem Reh einen ganz kleinen Stips.

Und da war es aus Gips.

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In the park (English)

A quite tiny deer in a quite tiny wood:

still and so dreamy it stood.

That happened at two past eleven.

Next morning at four

I passed as before

And the creature was dreaming some more.

Then, barely breathing, I went to get near,

creeping upwind of the deer.

And, with a finger, I gave it a touch…

made of plaster or such.

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Source of the quotationL. A. K.