Category Archives: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Poems written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

TO THE KIND READER

No one talks more than a Poet; Fain he’d have the people know it.

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ON ORIGINALITY

Somebody says: “Of no school I am part, Never to living master lost my heart; Nor any more can I be said To have learned anything from the dead.” That statement – subject to appeal – Means: “I’m a self-made … Continue reading

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AN ARTIST’S EVENING SONG

To have creation’s inmost power Resounding through my mind! A shape of things, in vivid flower, Issue from my hand!

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