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Grosse Kinder muss man wiegen by Ina Mar
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The original pencil drawing is available here
Credits: Lullaby written in Yiddish by H. Lejwik (Lewi Halpern)

_My English translation attempt:
Lay your head on my knees – so it’s laying good
Small children fall asleep – Big ones have to be cradled
Children have toys -lots of toys – they can play whenever they want.
Grown-ups are themselves, their own toys – they always have to want more.

German translation by Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger
Leg den Kopf auf meine Knie, so ist es gut liegen.
Kleine Kinder schlafen schon, große muß man wiegen.
Kinder haben Spielzeug viel, spielen wann sie wollen.
Große sind sich selbst zum Spiel, müssen ewig wollen.

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Comments

  • annamora
    annamoraover 3 years ago

    so beautiful and inspiring again
    (… I used to know a tiny little German(just enough to be able to translate with dictionary) … I will translate for myself later when more time ….)

  • Thank you so much Anna. It’s a lullaby for “big children”. I am sorry the English translation is missing, I will try to translate it as soon as I get the time…

    – Ina Mar

  • E.E. Jacks
    E.E. Jacksover 3 years ago

    Oh beautiful beautiful! I love your work it’s always so full of meaning.

  • Thank you so much for your encouraging comment, E.E.Jacks!

    – Ina Mar

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneover 3 years ago

    so tender and childlike

  • thanks for stopping by, Donna :)

    – Ina Mar

  • chili
    chiliover 3 years ago

    Very nice Ina, feelings of warmth and security

  • thank you for your nice words Chili :) And thanks for waking me up and motivating me every time I don’t create for a couple of weeks…

    – Ina Mar

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverover 3 years ago

    i like them all, this is beautiful

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