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Leere Zeit (1999)

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Ende der Handschrift, 11 späte Gedichte von Heiner Müller

Leere Zeit

Meinen Schatten von gestern
Hat die Sonne verbrannt
In einem müden April
Staub auf den Büchern
In der Nacht
Gehen die Uhren schneller
Kein Wind vom Meer
Warten auf nichts

Empty time

My shadow from yesterday
Was burnt by the sun
One wearied April.
Dust on the books
At night
The clocks tick faster
No wind from the sea
Waiting for nothing

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Wolfgang Rihm is a German composer. Rihm is musical director of the Institute of New Music and Media at the University of Music Karlsruhe and has been composer in residence at the Lucerne Festival and the Salzburg Festival.

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