Two Are Four

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Two Are Four

          Original English Poem
          by Turner Cassity

Night without attribute,
To which you bring all elements in turn:
Air intermittent in your throat;
Earth errant in your heart.
Bright water where your wet lips part
For fire I bring you, even as you burn.



Zwei sind vier

          German Translation
          by Christophe Fricker

Nacht ohne Eigenschaft,
Der du die Elemente zuerkennst:
In deiner Kehle Stöße Luft;
Im Herzen irrend Erde.
Der Lippen helles Wasser werde
Zum Feuer, das ich bringe, da du brennst.