Bertolt Brecht

(10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956 / Augsburg)

On Reading a Recent Greek Poet


After the wailing had already begun
along the walls, their ruin certain,
the Trojans fidgeted with bits of wood
in the three-ply doors, itsy-bitsy
pieces of wood, fussing with them.
And began to get their nerve back and feel hopeful.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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