To Be Read in the Morning and at Night

Bertolt Brecht 1898 (Augsburg) – 1956 (East Berlin)



[Original]

Morgens und abends zu lesen
Der, den ich liebe
Hat mir gesagt
Daß er mich braucht.

Darum
Gebe ich auf mich acht
Sehe auf meinen Weg und
Fürchte von jedem Regentropfen
Daß er mich erschlagen könnte.

[Translation]

To read in the morning and at night
My love
Has told me
That he needs me.

That's why
I take good care of myself
Watch out where I'm going and
Fear that any drop of rain
Might kill me.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 26, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXBB CBBAB BXCC XXBAC
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 399
Words 80
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 5, 4, 5

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