piano - voice

'I love the water, its dense transparency, the green in the water and the dumb creatures (I too shall soon be equally dumb), my hair among them, in it, the just water, the indifferent mirror that forbids me to see you differently. The wet frontier between me and me..

.. then all the waters [would overflow] their banks, the rivers [would rise], the water-lilies [would blossom and drown] by hundreds, and the sea [would be] a mighty sigh, [beating, beating and running and rolling] towards the earth, its lips dripping with white foam.'

Ingeborg Bachmann