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Warum finde ich das Wort "Lippen" mit dem Pronomen "es"? Ist Lippen hier nicht feminin und Plural?

Der Kontext ist das Gedicht "Es bleibt noch" von Rose Ausländer. Dort heißt es in der letzten Strophe:

es bleibt noch
viel zu sagen

Ich möchte wissen, warum hier das Pronomen "es" ist.

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First of all, it's a poem: poets are not exactly known as sticklers for grammar. There is not a single full sentence in this poem. They way I understand it "Es" does not refer to lips. It's a generic "it" (as in, e.g. "it remains to be seen" or "it will rain tomorrow").

The last two lines are to be read together:

es bleibt noch / viel zu sagen (it remains / much to be said)

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