by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Totalität
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Ein Kavalier von Kopf und Herz
Ist überall willkommen;
Er hat mit seinem Witz und Scherz
Manch Weibchen eingenommen:
Doch wenn's ihm fehlt an Faust und Kraft,
Wer mag ihn dann beschützen?
Und wenn er keinen Hintern hat,
Wie mag der Edle sitzen?

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  • Also set in English, a translation by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947) , "Totality", written 2010, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission ; composed by Justus Hermann Wetzel.

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  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Totality", written 2010, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2011-12-28
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