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Teach Him – When He makes the names – (German translation)

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Teach Him – When He makes the names –

Teach Him – When He makes the names –
Such an one – to say –
On his babbling – Berry – lips –
As should sound – to me –
Were my Ear – as near his nest –
As my thought – today –
As should sound –
"Forbid us not" –
Some like "Emily."
 
Submitted by transpoettranspoet on Fri, 25/09/2020 - 20:48
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set to music by Juliana Hall

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Lehrt ihn, wenn es an Namen geht

Lehrt ihn, wenn es an Namen geht,
solch einen zu sagen,
brabbelnd mit seinen - Beeren - Lippen,
der klingen sollt für mich,
wäre mein Ohr - so nahe seinem Nest -
wie meine Gedanken - heut - ,
der klingen sollte,
„Wehrt uns nicht“ - *
etwa wie - „Emily“.
 
* cf. Mk 10,14
 
Thanks!

translation © Bertram Kottmann
bertkottmann©gmail.com

Submitted by transpoettranspoet on Fri, 25/09/2020 - 20:50
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translation © Bertram Kottmann bertkottmann©gmail.com

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