Needing pain

January 15, 2020

I need a pain to pierce
To strike me cruelly down
To rip me into myself.

Else Lasker-Schüler

Chaos
tran. Eavan Boland

Soul light

August 26, 2019

Dark as it is – you see,
that little flickering,
is the light of my soul.

Else Lasker-Schüler
To the Golden Knight
My Blue Piano
Trans. Brooks Haxton