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Else Lasker-Schüler

  • My breath hovers over the river of God — / Softly I set my foot / On the path to my long home.

    • Else Lasker-Schüler,
    • "I Know That I Must Die Soon," in Nathan and Marynn Ausubel, eds., A Treasury of Jewish Poetry ()
  • Neat as a freshly peeled Easter egg, / Just six years old, he sat, comme il faut, / In the French Lycée in Berlin ...

    • Else Lasker-Schüler,
    • "Hans Jacob," Hebrew Ballads and Other Poems ()
  • Were my smile not submerged in my countenance, / I should suspend it over her grave.

    • Else Lasker-Schüler,
    • "My Mother," Hebrew Ballads and Other Poems ()
  • My love for you is the sole image / Of God a human is allowed.

    • Else Lasker-Schüler,
    • "To My Child," Hebrew Ballads and Other Poems ()
  • I do not know the speech / Of this cool land, / I cannot keep its pace.

    • Else Lasker-Schüler,
    • "Homesickness," Hebrew Ballads and Other Poems ()

Else Lasker-Schüler, German poet, playwright

(1869 - 1945)