Eroticism[ edit ] Leda and the Swan, Roman marble possibly reflecting a lost work by Timotheos ; restored Prado The subject undoubtedly owed its sixteenth-century popularity to the paradox that it was considered more acceptable to depict a woman in the act of copulation with a swan than with a man.
Two, however, were published: They are short and highly crafted texts, which give voice to a poetic sensibility that is still in an early stage of self-definition. Und alles will in fremdes Blut aufsteigen und ertrunken treiben in eines andern Lebensglut, und nichts will in sich selber bleiben.
Fields of the Unblest Weary I am of my longing for an island of dead green, of silent flocks; I want to become a shore, a bay, a harbour for splendid ships.
My coast seeks to feel itself walked upon by the warm feet of the living; The spring murmurs in giving cravings and seeks to quench throats.
And everything seeks to rise up into foreign blood, and drunken propel itself into a further glowing of life, and nothing wants to remain in itself. Hoar Frost Something from the mist-drenched air detached itself and grew overnight into a white shadow that clung around silver fir, tree and bush.
And it shone like the soft whiteness that falls from the clouds, and silently released a dark world into pale beauty. Benn wrote the poems while he was working as a pathologist in Berlin hospitals, carrying out autopsies.
Benn draws on his medical experience in his poems, but transforms it through a perspective that is both analytical and surreal.
His disconcerting subject matter had never been seen before in German poetry: Kleine Aster Ein ersoffener Bierfahrer wurde auf den Tisch gestemmt.
Trinke dich satt in deiner Vase! Ruhe sanft, kleine Aster! Little Aster A drowned drayman was propped up upon a dissecting table. Someone or other had stuck a dark-lilac aster between his teeth. As I was cutting through his chest from under his skin with a long knife, to extract his tongue and palate, I must have nudged the flower, for it slid into the brain beside it.
As he was being sewn up, I packed the flower back into his stomach cavity, between the padding. Drink to the full in your new vase!
Rest in peace, little aster! Ein kleines Schwesterchen lag tot. Man warf sie allesamt ins Wasser. Ach, wie die kleinen Schnauzen quietschten!
Lovely Childhood The mouth of girl, who had lain long in the water reeds, looked gnawed away. When her chest was opened up, the gullet was found to be full of holes.
And then, in the cavity below the diaphragm a nest of young rats was discovered. And sweet and swift came their deaths too: Oh, how their little snouts squeaked!
Kreislauf Der einsame Backzahn einer Dirne, die unbekannt verstorben war, trug eine Goldplombe. Denn, sagte er, nur Erde solle zu Erde werden.
Natural Cycle The solitary molar of a whore, who had died without name or address, contained a gold filling. The remaining teeth, as if in silent agreement, had already decamped. The mortuary attendant removed this final tooth, which he pawned, so that he could go to a dance.
For, as he said: Ein Nigger neben ihr: Sie aber lag und schlief wie eine Braut: The sun raged in her hair and licked along the length of her golden thighs and bent over her browner breasts, not yet disfigured through vice or childbirth.Easter, I HAVE met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses.
I have passed with a nod of the head. This webpage is for Dr. Wheeler's literature students, and it offers introductory survey information concerning the literature of classical China, classical Rome, classical Greece, the Bible as Literature, medieval literature, Renaissance literature, and genre studies.
One of David Madden's Pocketful series (including titles in fiction, poetry, drama, and the essay), this slim volume includes over of the most familiar and most taught poems, arranged alphabetically. Rarely does L.P. Hartley’s dictum that “the past is a foreign country” hold more firmly than in the area of sexuality in classical art.
Erotic images and depictions of genitalia, the phallus in particular, were incredibly popular motifs across a wide range of media in ancient Greece and Rome.
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