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The Chitchat of Crows


My guiding star is a planet
As big as a fist and my compass
Is lying on the bottom of the ocean
But hope wants to dance
Only the sparrowhawk above the lowlands
Can read thoughts.


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About the translation:
Poet:
Sarah Kirsch
Translator:
Anne Stokes
Original language:
German
Issue:
2013 Number 3 - Secret Agents of Sense

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Original poet

Sarah Kirsch

Sarah Kirsch was born in 1935 in Limlingerode in Southern Saxony. One of Germany ’s leading contemporary poets, she received n...

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Translator

Anne Stokes

Anne Stokes has worked in the fields of German studies and English as a foreign language and now works in translation studies...

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