Alfred Lichtenstein

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Alfred Lichtenstein (* 23 August 1889 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf; † 25 September 1914 near Vermandovillers, Somme, France) was a german expressionist writer.

Lichtenstein grew up in Berlin as the son of a manufacturer. He finished a study of law in Erlangen. His was first recognized after publishing poems and short stories in a grotesque style, which ...
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Prayer Before Battle
The troops are singing fervently, each for himself:
God, protect me from misfortune,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
That no grenades strike me,
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Leaving For The Front
Before I die, I must just find this rhyme.
Be quiet, my friends, and do not waste any time.
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Songs To Berlin
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O you Berlin, you colorful stone, you beast.
You cast me with street lamps like briars.
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Cloud
A fog has destroyed the world so gently.
Bloodless trees dissolve in smoke.
And shadows hover where shrieks are heard.
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Twilight
A fat young man plays with a pond.
The wind has caught itself in a tree.
The pale sky seems to be rumpled,
As though it had run out of makeup.
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