Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832 / Frankfurt am Main)

Warning - Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

WAKEN not Amor from sleep! The beauteous urchin still slumbers;
Go, and complete thou the task, that to the day is assign'd!
Thus doth the prudent mother with care turn time to her profit,
While her babe is asleep, for 'twill awake but too soon.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Monday, May 11, 2015


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