Tag Archives: Erich Fried

Toy on Target

2 Nov

1.
Dropping
toys
instead of bombs
for the Festival of Children

that
said the market researchers
will doubtlessly make
an impression

It has made
a great
impression
on the whole world

2.
If the aeroplane
had dropped the toys
a fortnight ago
and only now the bombs

my two children
thanks to your kindess
would have had something to play
with for those two weeks

~Erich Fried~

Was es ist

7 Oct
I was only hipped to him earlier today, must check out if his other stuff is as good.

I was only hipped to him earlier today, must check out if his other stuff is as good.

Was es ist

Es ist Unsinn
sagt die Vernunft
Es ist was es ist
sagt die Liebe

Es ist Unglück
sagt die Berechnung
Es ist nichts als Schmerz
sagt die Angst
Es ist aussichtslos
sagt die Einsicht
Es ist was es ist
sagt die Liebe

Es ist lächerlich
sagt der Stolz
Es ist leichtsinnig
sagt die Vorsicht
Es ist unmöglich
sagt die Erfahrung
Es ist was es ist
sagt die Liebe

–Erich Fried

(English translation)

What it is

It is nonsense
says Reason
It is what it is
says love

It is unfortunate
says the calculation
It is nothing but pain
does the anxiety
It is hopeless
says the insight
It is what it is
says love

It is ridiculous
says the proud
It is irresponsible
says the caution
It is impossible
says the experience
It is what it is
says love

– Erich Fried