- Und über uns im schönen Sommerhimmel
- War eine Wolke, die ich lange sah
- Sie war sehr weiß und ungeheuer oben
- Und als ich aufsah, war sie nimmer da.
- Bertold Brecht
- And above us in the beautiful summer sky
There was a cloud which I watched for a long time.
She was very white and tremendously high
And as I looked upwards, she was there no more.
- “Reminiscence of Marie A.” or “Memory of Marie A.” (German: “Erinnerung an die Marie A.”) is a 1920 poem by German poet and playwright Bertold Brecht (1889-1956) that was first published in his collection Die Hauspostille (1927). Brecht wrote the poem in his notebook on 21 February 1920 on a train to Berlin. The poem is a reminiscence of time spent with a former lover and a kiss beneath a plum tree remembered only because of the memory of a passing white cloud.