|Sculpture by Käthe Kollwitz. Photo: Jon Bronberg|
will you find that you can sleep
without my whispering over you
like the rustling linden tree?
Without my lying awake beside you
and letting my words
fall upon your breast, your limbs,
your mouth, like petals of a rose?
Without my letting you be cradled
alone with what is yours,
like a garden abundant
with lavender and lemon balm.
|Full view of Kollwitz's Mother with her Dead Son. Photo: Andre K.|
at the Neue Wache “Memorial for Victims of War and Tyranny” in Berlin
|Photo: Wolfgang Brüßler|
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