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Yet…

For mezzo soprano and viola (1996)

Texts by Rose Ausländer, from “Und preise die kühlende Liebe der Luft”*

Places variable
in time
which designates names
uninhibited words
forgotten
unthought

Yet another line
another word
another syllable
another letter
another period

My forebearers
were without blame
I inherited the dew
of their tears

The world
is giving me
a secret sign
and bids farewell

I answer
Goodbye

*S. Fischer-Verlag



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