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If she's to press in comfort a lover against that soft bosom, Doesn't he want her to be free from all brooches and chains? Must not the jewelry, and then the lace and the bustles and whalebone All of it come off entire, if he's to learn how she feels? I encounter no troubles like those. Simple dress of rough homespun, At but a lover's mere touch, tumbles in folds to the floor. Quickly he carries the girl as she's clad in chemise of coarse linen-- Just as a nursemaid might, playfully up to her bed.
Drapings of satin are absent; the mattress is quite unembroidered. Large is this room where the bed offers its comfort for two. Jupiter's welcome to more from his Juno if he can get it; Let any mortal find rest, softer, wherever he can. From the 7th poem: Do then I not become wise when I trace with my eye her sweet bosom's Form, and the line of her hips stroke with my hand?
I acquire, As I reflect and compare, my first understanding of marble, See with an eye that feels, feel with a hand that sees. While my beloved, I grant it, deprives me of moments of daylight, She in the nighttime hours gives compensation in full. And we do more than just kiss; we prosecute reasoned discussions Should she succumb to sleep, that gives me time for my thoughts.
In her embrace--it's by no means unusual--I've composed poems And the hexameter's beat gently tapped out on her back, Fingertips counting in time with the sweet rhythmic breath of her slumber. Air from deep in her breast penetrates mine and there burns. Cupid, while stirring the flame in our lamp, no doubt thinks of those days when For the triumvirs he similar service performed. From the 23rd poem: Mine is a secret more pleasant, but even more difficult keeping: Out of abundance of heart eagerly speaketh my mouth.
None of my ladyfriends dare I confide in, for they would but chide me; Nor any gentleman friend, lest he be rival to me. Rapture proclaim to the grove, to the echoing cliffs perorate it? One can do that if one's young, or if one's lonely enough.
I to hexameters tell, in pentameters I will confide it: During the day she was joy, happiness all the night long. Courted by so many suitors, avoided the snares that were set her Now by one bolder than I, now by another in guile, Cleverly, daintily, always slipped past them, and sure of the byways, Comes to her lover's embrace, where he so eagerly waits. Don't rise yet. She's coming, and must not be seen by the neighbor! Breezes, rustle the leaves: muffle the sound of her feet. And as for you, little poems, o grow and flower, your blossoms Cradling themselves in the air, tepid and soft with love's breath.
Wafting, betray to Quirites, as Midas' reeds did with cheap gossip, One happy couple in love, and their sweet secret, at last. Someday I hope to read these poems in the original German. For now, I'm grateful for the translation, and for the translator's elucidating introduction.
Jul 08, Vaishali rated it really liked it Shelves: european-fiction. Wow, what words Only a single kiss for these lips and then, O Theseus, leave her; Look at her eyes—she's awake! Now you're eternally bound. Matrimonial bed's insecure and so's fornication; Husband, lover and wife pass to each other the hurt" "Cupid in my heart comes first. Apr 01, Lisa Dalby added it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
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View 1 comment. Not really my cup of tea, but enjoyable. Definitely worth reading in German instead of English if you can. It's his ode to a culture lost and quite beautiful--if you get the allusions. Aug 29, Marts Thinker rated it really liked it Shelves: poetry. Presented as twenty-four elegies, these are von Goethe's poems of erotic love View all 9 comments. They reflect Goethe's Italian Journey from to and celebrate the sensuality and vigour of Italian and Classical culture. Written mainly after his return to Weimar, they contain poems on many sexual themes, and four of them were suppressed from publication during Goethe's lifetime due to fears of censorship; they were only published in , together with a large body of the Venetian Epigrams de , written during his second, shorter travel to Italy in The elegies are also a loving tribute to Goethe's companion, Christiane Vulpius, whom he met in on his return from Italy.
Jun 07, Malum rated it liked it Shelves: poetry. I'm not a huge poetry fan, but I did enjoy Goethe's use of myth here. More Roman than Greek references, but par for the course on the genre. Jordan rated it really liked it Nov 15, Alex Liew rated it it was ok Jan 02, Timony rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Nicholas Bush rated it it was amazing May 06, Fabio Mologni rated it it was amazing Mar 15, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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George Eliot called him "Germany's greatest man of letters Goethe's magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust. Goethe's other well-known literary works include h Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer. Goethe's other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.
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