Tuesday, December 10, 2013

ABC Wednesday

The letter this week is V

I am stretching a little by choosing Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and his quote from Faust, Part 1, but it has been one I cherished all my life and was in the first teen-age collection of poetry I gathered and sighed over, during the Second World War.....
If the whole world I once could see
on free soil stand, with the people free,
Then to that moment would I say
'linger awhile, so fair thou art'. 
always, so apropos
von Goethe, a German writer was born in August of 1749 and died in March of 1832
George Eliot called him 'Germany's greatest man of letters" and his works span
the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, humanism and science.
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with thanks to Denise and Roger and, verily, all their helpers.