10/12/12

Donald Dunbar

Berlitz

Das lohnt sich nicht. Das lohnt sich nicht.
Das ganze Land leidet Hunger.
Land, da sind Sie wie mein Mann.

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Ich habe heute nichts Besonderes getan.
Ich habe alles verstanden.
Heute lernen wir viel Deutsch.
Das kann jedem passieren.

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Die Arbeit lohnt sich. Die Arbeit lohnt sich.
Das Leben in der Wüste ist ruhig.
Da finden Sie alles, was Sie brauchen.


Berlitz

It is not worth it. It is not worth it.
The whole country is suffering from hunger.
Country, you are like my husband.

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I have done nothing special today.
I have understood everything.
Today we are learning at lot of German.
That can happen to anyone.

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The work is worthwhile. The work is worthwhile.
Life in the desert is peaceful.
There you will find everything you need.



Donald Dunbar lives in Portland and helps run If Not For Kidnap. His book Eyelid Lick won the 2012 Fence Modern Poets Prize and is out this November, and Mammoth Editions will release a chapbook of new work later in the winter.

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