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This is a parting full of banners:
the blue of plum and apple's green.
The garden hoists the aster's scanners
and thousand mullins shine between.
This is a parting full of brasses,
of giving thanks, of peasant balls.
With cowbells chiming, from the grasses
the motley herds march to their stalls.
This is a parting full of fragrance,
of ancient smells again revealed:
the jams' and jellies' boiling cadence,
the roasting taters in the field.
This is a parting full of hustle,
of spits with chickens, steins with stout.
The giant swings to heaven bustle,
but may not prove enough devout.
The starlings start their fall migration
and gossamer floats in the winds.
A loud and silent separation:
the carousels are in rotation
and what seems gone again BEGINS.
-Translation by Walter A. Aue
Das ist ein Abschied mit Standarten
aus Pflaumenblau und Apfelgruen.
Goldlack und Astern flaggt der Garten,
und tausend Koenigskerzen gluehn.
Das ist ein Abschied mit Posaunen,
mit Erntedank und Bauernball.
Kuhglockenläutend ziehn die braunen
und bunten Herden in den Stall.
Das ist ein Abschied mit Geruechen
aus einer fast vergessenen Welt.
Mus und Gelee kocht in den Kuechen.
Kartoffelfeuer qualmt im Feld.
Das ist ein Abschied mit Getuemmel,
mit Huhn am Spieß und Bier im Krug.
Luftschaukeln moechten in den Himmel.
Doch sind sie wohl nicht fromm genug.
Die Stare gehen auf die Reise.
Altweibersommer weht im Wind.
Das ist ein Abschied laut und leise.
Die Karussells drehn sich im Kreise.
Und was vorüber schien, BEGINNT.
Erich Kaestner was born February 23, 1899 in Dresden. He studied German, history, philosophy, and theater at the universities in Leipzig, Rostock, and Berlin beginning in 1920. In Berlin he worked as a professional writer. He was one of the most famous German authors, screenplay writers, and satirists of the 20th century. Kaestner opposed the Nazi regime in Germany. Unlike many of his fellow authors critical of the dictatorship, Kaestner did not emigrate.. Fanatic mobs burnt Kaestner's books during the book burnings of 1933. Erich Kaestner died on July 29, 1974, in Munich.
My favorite children's book was Kaestner's in 1932 written The 35th of May, set in a fantasy land reached via a wardrobe from which C. S. Lewis may have got the idea for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardobe.
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- In a nutshell:Make yourself familiar with the angels, behold them frequently in spirit, for without being seen they are present with you (St. Francis de Sales).
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