Affairs! Affairs tormented me - every day, every day, every day... Completely Burnt are songs and poems - nonsense, nonsense, nonsense! The whole year She lived - and suddenly she took, made ready and went, - And so - Are again cheerful things with me. Now - At least the whole evening give, give, give, - Trust, I shall only speak! Out of hand, Out of hand went affairs here badly with me went affairs, - And suddenly - Burnt bursting into flames completely - not the things, but the ashes! The whole year Lived - was - suddenly she took, made ready and went, - And here - Are such sad affairs with me. Now - At least the whole evening give, give, give, - Trust, I shall even speak!
Elisabeth Jelinek. Translation, 2018