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Mahler-Werfel – Featured Work

Ansturm

text: Richard Dehmel
translation: Suzanne Yeo

O zürne nicht, wenn mein Begehren
Dunkel aus seinen Grenzen bricht,
Soll es uns selber nicht verzehren,
Muß es heraus ans Licht!
Oh, do not be angry when my desire
Bursts darkly out of its bounds,  
If it is not to consume us,
It must come out into the light!
Und wenn herauf der Aufruhr bricht,
Jäh über deinen Frieden strandet,
Dann bebst du aber du zürnst mir nicht.
You can feel how everything in me is surging,
And when this tumult breaks to the surface,
To suddenly become stranded over your peace,
You will tremble but not be angry with me.

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