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“Perhaps we are here in order to say: house, bridge, fountain, gate, pitcher, fruit-tree, window—”

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source: “The Ninth Elegy,” in Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus (New York: Vintage Books, 2009), 57.

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“Were his word a bridge, it would be risky to pass over it.”

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source: 1001 Yiddish Proverbs, by Fred Kogos (Secaucus, NJ: Castle Books, 1970), 127.

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notes: Yiddish translation: Oib zein vort volt gedint als brik, volt men moireh hoben aribergain.

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