TO THE SUN
"An die Sonne," Ingeborg Bachmann, Translation by Leonore Hildebrandt and Tony Brinkley
Lovelier than the moon with its ennobled light,
Lovelier than the stars, renowned medallions of the night,
Lovelier by far than a swift comet’s fire,
Summoned to loveliness—more than any other in the heavens—
Because her days sustain your life and mine—the Sun.