Sunday, December 31, 2017


A Wretched Echo

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), Faust, Part 2, Act 3, lines 9637-9640 (tr. David Luke):
All that ever is done
Nowadays is no
More than a wretched echo
Of the more glorious age of our forebears.

Alles, was je geschieht
Heutigen Tages,
Trauriger Nachklang ist's
Herrlicher Ahnherrntage.

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