Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832 / Frankfurt am Main)
A Plan The Muses Entertained
A PLAN the Muses entertain'd
Methodically to impart
To Psyche the poetic art;
Prosaic-pure her soul remain'd.
No wondrous sounds escaped her lyre
E'en in the fairest Summer night;
But Amor came with glance of fire,--
The lesson soon was learn'd aright.
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