January 7, 2019
There once descended a youth from Athens
Unto a sleepy Corinthian town;
Eager to meet his new family, friends
And bride in waiting of great renown.
They had recently
Both been dearly
Paired, soon by the heavens to be bound.
But will this warm and graceful...
November 30, 2018
"Who dares enter this chasm of water,
Is there some brave knight or valiant youth?
Let him who can vanquish the frothing water
Bring me back my chalice as his proof.
As a prize I'll happily grant this golden goblet
To he who accepts this perilous gauntlet."
The king speaks,...
November 10, 2018
“Trust me, the fountain of youth, it is no fable. It is running
Truly and always. Ye ask, where? In poetical art.”
- Friedrich Schiller, The Fountain of Youth
Friedrich Schiller was born on November 10th, 1759 in Marbach, Württemberg. He was without question one of the gr...
October 30, 2018
With an empty purse and a heavy heart
I lugged myself through the dreary days.
Poverty knows this life’s lowly ways,
But gold can bring joy, if one is smart.
Thus to put an end to this worldly pain
I set my mind on buried treasure.
“I’ll forfeit my soul with pleasure!”
December 15, 2017
Sir knight, I can a sister's love
Happily offer you,
But any other kind love
Would not be true.
Softly I can appear to you,
And softly you may go,
But weeping eyes with flowery dew,
Those I cannot know.
And this he hears as his heart tears
Open - his heart strings bleed!
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April 13, 2019
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November 19, 2018
Beyond the Lines: Lerchengesang
October 11, 2018