Inge Offermann

Birds of Paradise

One night

I listened

to a song

that rose


as a bird


lost paradise.


Found a tree,


at the gate

of paradise:

a deserted misty



Walked among flowers,

enjoying colours

with my eyes,

waiting for

the unknown man

in the garden of youth.

© Inge Hornisch


Eines Nachts
hörte ich ein Lied
das aufstieg,
wie ein Vogel
der das Paradies

Fand einen weiß
blühenden Baum
am Tor des Paradieses:
Ein unberührter,
dunstiger Morgengarten.

Ging unter Blumen.
Farben erfreuten
meine Augen,
wartete auf den
unbekannten Mann
im Garten der Jugend.

© Inge Hornisch



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Published on on 06/13/2010.


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