Does anyone remember the rest of a short poem by Ernst Wichert, in German?
June 16, 2010 3:59 PM   Subscribe

does anyone remember - in german - the rest of a short poem by ernst wichert that begins "wir wissen wann kommt der taifun..."? as i recall, it was about how one can tell a storm is coming because their neighbors, even before the storm comes, are losing their heads, and the expression, "losing their heads" means the same in german as "losing their roofs." thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl to Media & Arts (2 answers total)
From here:


wir wissen wann
der taifun kommt,
er ist noch nicht
aber der nachbar
ist schon ohne dach.
posted by languagehat at 4:48 PM on June 16, 2010 [1 favorite]

Best answer: jeez, languagehat, that's brilliant, thanks!
posted by holdenjordahl at 5:14 PM on June 16, 2010

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