One day from all vastnesses we will
come home to you and be no more alone.
On steps and flagstone and door sill
see hearth and lamp spread their warm tone.
Again we'll see your joyful face
stand so ineffably close and true -
the tired limbs eased by a caress
and we shall no more go from you.


 

One day rifle and spade will slide
away from our hands' frozen skin.
For us the summer's seeds, full, wide,
will mean our most delightful win.
All skies are pouring out their blue
upon us in full mercy's loading.
Year and day and hour give us new
returning, comfort, and reposing.


 

One day we shall have left war behind,
escaped all death and harm and woe.
Our manly wild desires will find
into your love their quiet flow.
Our rough words will fade away
when you will be close by, anew -
and it was but a long journey -
and we shall no more go from you.


     

6th May 1942

And it was but a long journey.

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Von dir -


 
 
 
Wenn ich deine Schrift nur sehe,
- sei sie mir auch ohne Sinn -
bist du ganz in meiner Nähe
und auch ich dir nahe bin.
 
 
Runder Mond hängt überm Walde,
leuchtet dir und leuchtet mir,
Soldaten ziehn am Waldesrande
verstaubt und müde ins Quartier.
 
 
Wir lagern tief in Gras und Ähren
sind allem brüderlich verwandt.
So alle Not und Bangnis klären
die starken Zeichen deiner Hand.
 
 
Morgen, ruft der Krieg uns dröhnend
über Hügel, Tal und Fluß,
spreche ich nochmal, versöhnend,
deinen lieben guten Gruß.
 
 
 
Wenn ich deine Schrift nur sehe,
- sei sie mir auch ohne Sinn -
bist du ganz in meiner Nähe
und auch ich dir nahe bin.

28. January 1943

 
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Kurt Müller

(senior)

born on 8th  August 1904 in Elberfeld
died on 23rd December 1982 in Gütersloh

Poems in the war 1941 - 1943

 
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Funeral of Werner de Haas (left: portrait)

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Above: the killed soldier Matthias Müller was not a relative of Kurt Müller.
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Sebastian Österreicher:
His grave is at Orsha - Belarus.
Grade: Private
Birth date: 09.05.1915
Birth place: Egelsried
Death date: 07.03.1942
Death place:
War hospital 2/605 in Orsha"

Heinrich Ungerer:
His grave is at Orsha - Belarus.
"Grade: Private
Birth date: 12.10.1920
Birth place: Regensburg
Death date: 07.03.1942
Death place:
War hospital 2/605 in Orsha"

Werner de Haas:
His grave is at Orsha - Belarus.
"Grade: Private
Birth date: 15.12.1904
Birth place: Köln
Death date: 08.03.1942
Death place:
War hospital 2/605 in Orsha"

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His grave is at Orsha - Belarus.
Grade: Private
Birth date: 17.04.1900
Birth place: Schleiden
Death date: 30.05.1942
Death place:
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Recitation

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of the poem