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Goethe's Poetry (Bilingual)
(04 October 1943 / Germany)

Goethe's Poetry (Bilingual)

Ein Gedicht ist nicht
was ein duemmlicher Wicht
schreibt auf's Klopapier
in der Hoffnung dass wir
uns beim Lesen erfreuen
doch wir wuerden's bereuen
denn wie Goethe, der Dichter,
auf'm Friedhof da liecht 'er.

A poem can't be
what a he or a she
jots on toilet paper
with the hope that this caper
will bring joy to us all.
Real poets stand tall,
HE rests quite contrary
in a cemetary.

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Comments (4)

Thanks, H, God bless all poets, standing or in the cemetery, I appreciate the translation.
True in so many ways....nice Herbert!
Alright, here is the translation. H
I don't know German, great title, though.