Discussion in 'Deutsch (German)' started by Olwe, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Olwe Senior Member

    These are the first lines to a poem called "Chanson de la plus haute tour." The original is by Rimbaud, but this version is a stylized rethinking by a German writer (whose name I forget):

    Es ist ein Turm erhoben
    Hoch über aller Zeit
    Am Meer, das mit der Sonne
    Ausrann in Ewigkeit.

    Can anyone help translating? "A tower rises high above all time, on the sea. . ." and then I'm lost. . . . What does Ausrann mean?
  2. Ralf Senior Member

    Ausrann is past tense of (aus)rinnen = to trickle out


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