Jan 21 – A Poet More People Should Know – Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe @ literaturland – saar.de

“One of the preeminent figures in German literature, poet, playwright, and novelist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1749. … Goethe is most well-known for his epic poem Faust (1808) … The poem depicts a young scholar who, frustrated by the limits to his education, power, and enjoyment of life, engages the assistance of the devil at the cost of his soul. … Goethe had a profound impact on later literary movements, including Romanticism and expressionism, and made important contributions to philosophical and naturalist schools of thought.” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/johann-wolfgang-von-goethe

For more information see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Wolfgang_von_Goethe

Two of his lesser-known poems speak to me:



Here’s today’s homage senryu: Danke Goethe

Metta man – Goethe

confusing lust for love and

breath for life again


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