Die Schranke (Hebrew translation)


Die Schranke

Auf keinen Fall wollte die Schranke,
dass sie an dieser Welt erkranke.
Sie lebte fortan als Buddhist,
wie gut, dass sie jetzt achtsam ist:
Sie hütet sorgsam ihre Flanke,
dass niemand sorglos drüber wanke,
voll Gleichmut, ohne jedes "Danke".
Submitted by Vera JahnkeVera Jahnke on Fri, 26/03/2021 - 10:05
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© Vera Jahnke

Hebrew translationHebrew (metered, poetic, rhyming)
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פעם היה מחסום אחד
לכל העולם הוא היה рад
הוא הפך להיות בודהיסטי
לעתים קרובות הוא היה misty
והוא הגן טוב על כל צד
והוא אהב את כולם подряд
ואף אחד לא אמר לו תודה bud
thanked 2 times
This is a poetic translation - deviations from the meaning of the original are present (extra words, extra or omitted information, substituted concepts).
Submitted by Dr_IgorDr_Igor on Thu, 22/04/2021 - 06:06
Translations of "Die Schranke"
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Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Thu, 22/04/2021 - 06:06

The return of Veranto/Igoranto! On steroids!

Vera JahnkeVera Jahnke    Thu, 22/04/2021 - 11:51

Oh, Igor, I am still under the overwhelming impression of your English translation and cannot react at all.

Igoranto / Veranto - is this the world we all long for? I have to think of my first trip to Granada: what an aura this old city had! When I saw the Alhambra, I had to cry. For me this wonderful building was a symbol for the peaceful coexistence of Jews, Christians and Muslims - before the Reconquista ... - and I could feel it! Did you ever see this place?

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Thu, 22/04/2021 - 13:27

Yeah, Vera, I have a very special Granada/Alhambra story - just for you. About 20 years ago I and my wife were on vacation in Spain. It was
2 to 3 weeks and we rented a car and drove around and the major stops were Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Costa del Sol ( between Malaga and Marbella), and Barcelona. For one of the days when we were staying in Seville, we planned a day trip to Granada to see Alhambra. So we drove over pretty early in the morning ( it is about 2-hour drive) only to find out that all Alhambra tickets had been sold out for the day. Lots of people were left out. To say that our frustration was great would be an understatement. To drive for 2 hours (at European gas prices - they were
4 times American) for nothing? And now 2 hours - back to Seville? So we stood with long faces by the gates. The gates were not closed but there was a bunch of guards standing there not letting anybody in. After about ten minutes of standing there, I noticed that the guards were
not the most alert bunch - kinda relaxed - Mediterranean culture. So I took my wife by the hand, we waited for an exact right moment and then snuck in! I remember this whole adventure better than what we then saw inside ;-) Instead of the most frustrating day of our trip, we got one of the most exciting ones. Later, there was also a day trip from the coast back to Seville to catch the last bullfight of the season, but that's another story...

Vera JahnkeVera Jahnke    Thu, 22/04/2021 - 17:39

So glad that you could see it! And about 20 years ago? Hm, we were there at the same time... I wouldn't be surprised if we met there without realizing it ...

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Thu, 22/04/2021 - 18:01

And that is the reason that we understand each other so well!

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