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In Wonder

I lose myself
in the jungle of words

Find myself again
in the wonder
of the word.

by Rose Ausländer

Notes: ``In Wonder'' is an example of Ausländer's mysticism, and I am fond of the poem because of it's simplicity. German has two plurals for the term word: ``Wörter'' and "Worten''. The former (used in the poem) refers to any collection of words, such a vocabulary list; the latter is an organized collection, such as a speech.

The german original is also available on this site.