Toward Evening

We present this work in honor of the poet’s 120th birthday.

Marie Luise Kaschnitz
1901 – 1974

A quarter turn, one more,
And there you are facing evening,
You are red-faced
Like a frightened bride.
Your reflecting eyes
By what the sky is kindling:
Too ornate
A wedding for you
Too eternal
A night.

Translation by Liesel Mueller

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