poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Poetry

GOD to his untaught children sent

Law, order, knowledge, art, from high,
And ev'ry heav'nly favour lent,

The world's hard lot to qualify.
They knew not how they should behave,

For all from Heav'n stark-naked came;
But Poetry their garments gave,

And then not one had cause for shame.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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  • Fabrizio FrosiniFabrizio Frosini (1/3/2016 12:03:00 PM)

    ''And then not one had cause for shame''.. but what are Poetry's garments..? :)
    Even Goethe's Ars Poetica doesn't give details.. ;)

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