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verrückter verstand (English translation)

  • Artist: Vera Jahnke (Vera Jahnke)
  • Song: verrückter verstand Album: Welt des Wahnsinns
    3 translations
    English, Russian #1, #2
  • Translations: English, Russian #1, #2
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verrückter verstand

die verrückten
suchen im all
nach intelligenz
 
die verständigen
grüßen ins all
mit sonden
 
die verrückten
glauben an
flugobjekte
 
die verständigen
glauben an
wasserläufer
 
die verrückten
halten äpfel für ein symbol
weil sie als fallobst gelten
 
die verständigen
halten äpfel für birnen
weil beides obst ist
 
vielleicht ist es verständiger
verrückt zu sein
 
Submitter's comments:

©️ Vera Jahnke

English translationEnglish
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Madmen vs Rational men

Madmen
seek intelligence
in cosmos
 
Rational men
send probes to cosmos,
waving in greeting to aliens
 
Madmen
believe
in UFO
 
Rational men
believe
one can walk on water
 
Madmen
have the notion the apple is the symbol
of the original sin 1
 
Rational men
consider apples are like pears -
because both are fruits
 
Perhaps, it’s more rational
to be a madman
 
  • 1. well, unless it’s held by Christ
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Submitted by BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever on Sun, 16/01/2022 - 18:55
Translations of "verrückter verstand"
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Comments
FreigeistFreigeist    Tue, 18/01/2022 - 02:41

If your translation makes any sense it's surely more than the original does.

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Tue, 18/01/2022 - 02:43

It’s a curious poem making you ponder the duality of our opinions. I was for sure guided by the Russian translation. But, don’t you admit that conceptually, there’s a fine line between what we consider rational vs crazy? Is believing in the snake in the garden of Eden rational or crazy? Don’t you find it odd that apple has opposite meaning when depicted with Christ?
I observed similar duality that Enmanuel created in https://lyricstranslate.com/en/enjovher-two-persons-one-person-lyrics.html - but, within oneself.
My opinion is that you shouldn’t criticize the author for pondering on this subject.

FreigeistFreigeist    Tue, 18/01/2022 - 03:00

Maybe they know what they are talking about.

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