Treasure Island

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

(1729-1781 / Germany)

An Die J. L***


Natuerlichs Ebenbild der Liebe!
Nimm hier dein kuenstlich Ebenbild;
Das, wenn man dich auch drueber schriebe,
Doch seines Meisters Schwaeche schilt.
Dem Maler lass es nicht entgelten,
Wenn dir dies Bild zu wenig gleicht:
Nur auf das Urbild musst du schelten,
Wenn dich sein Pinsel nicht erreicht.
Dich, aehnlichstes von allen Bildern,
Hat die Natur hervorgebracht:
Jedoch wie kann ein Kuenstler schildern,
Was die Natur vollkommen macht?

Submitted: Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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