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“My breath hovers over the river of God — / Softly I set my foot / On the path to my long home.”
“Neat as a freshly peeled Easter egg, / Just six years old, he sat, comme il faut, / In the French Lycée in Berlin ...”
“Were my smile not submerged in my countenance, / I should suspend it over her grave.”
“My love for you is the sole image / Of God a human is allowed.”
“I do not know the speech / Of this cool land, / I cannot keep its pace.”
Else Lasker-Schüler, German poet, playwright
(1869 - 1945)