Monday, August 12, 2013


If Goethe had had to prepare supper, salt the dumplings;
If Schiller had had to wash the dishes;
If Heine had had to mend what he had torn,
to clean the rooms, kill the bugs-
Oh, the menfolk, none of them would have become great poets.

Emerenz Meier (1874 – 1928)

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