By Bertolt Brecht
An entire list of Brecht's most vital poems illustrating all of the alterations in his own and political point of view over 43 years. an excellent assortment.
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Is that why I bite on them, then, on a daily basis And placed my belly on public reveal ? three i used to be bad, but the ladies have been around me like flies yet for the reason that i have had those rotting cavities In my mouth, they do not imagine i am a chap Who can rip his meat up with a savage snap. four For years I had lots of enamel in my jaw Which no longer a type of bitches was once thankful for. Now their photograph of me is blurred I see My the teeth did every thing for me. five Despised and nasty, I grew less warm every year And limited myself to the metaphysical sphere. avoided on my own, i have visible me fall An utter sufferer to alcohol. T H O S E D A Y S O F MY Y O U T H these days o f m y early life ! enable m e have in mind (Only word how briskly the reminiscence goes). 7S 76 The Later Devotions and the 1st urban Poems 19z. o-I9Z. five Flimsy shadows. partitions with white distemper. Nickelodeon couleur de rose. Apple-clear the ponds the place we went carping Sinuous waters, buoyant grasping guts Then at evening the bowler-hatted larking we all in raspberry-coloured shirts. Oh the cruel snarl of guitar strings roaring I Heavenly distensions of our throats ! Trousers stiff with airborne dirt and dust and love I Such whoring I lengthy eco-friendly slimy nights : we have been like stoats. Lounging sleepily underneath the willows Oh tobacco, apple-green sky above I Flying like pigeons under the influence of alcohol on kirsch, terrible fellows finishing limper than a tired glove. smooth joint of lamb in clean starched linen be careful, the nice shepherd's on his approach ! you could correctly graze, and fill the outside during which your pink center sits, quickly to decay. P S A LM I We did not bat an eyelid whilst the white waters rose to our necks ; z. We smoked cigars because the darkish brown evenings gnawed at us ; three We did not say no once we drowned within the sky. four The waters did not inform a person that they have been as much as our necks ; The Later Devotions and the 1st urban Poems 1 nine zo-1 nine Z S seventy seven s there has been not anything in th e newspapers approximately our now not asserting something ; 6 The sky does not listen the cries of people that are drowning. 7 So we sat at the significant stones like fortunate humans ; eight So we killed the greenfinches which observed our silent faces. nine Who talks in regards to the stones ? 1 zero And who desires to recognize what waters, evenings, and sky suggest to us ? THE FOURTH PSALM 1 What d o humans nonetheless count on o f me ? i've got performed the entire patiences, spat out all of the kirsch filled all of the books into the range enjoyed the entire ladies until they stank like Leviathan. actually i'm a good saint, my ear is so rotten it is going to quickly drop off. So why is there no peace ? Why do the folk stand within the backyard like garbage packing containers - anticipating whatever to be placed into them ? i've got made it simple it really is no need any further to anticipate the track of Songs from me. I have set the police at the purchasers. Whoever it really is you're looking for, it's not me. z i'm the main sensible of all my brothers - And all of it begins in my head I My brothers have been merciless, i'm the cruellest And it truly is I who weep at evening I 78 The Later Devotions and the 1st urban Poems 1 9Zo-1925 three while the tables o f the legislations broke, s o did all vices.