Tuesday, 4 June 2013

I'm not saying anything against Alexander by Bertolt Brecht

Timur, I hear, took the trouble to conquer the earth.  
I don't understand him.  
With a bit of hard liquor you can forget the earth.  

I'm not saying anything against Alexander,  
Only I have seen people who were remarkable, 
Highly deserving of your admiration  
For the fact that they were alive at all.  

Great men generate too much sweat.  
In all of this I see just a proof that  
They couldn't stand being on their own  
And smoking and drinking and the like.  
And they must be too mean-spirited to get  
Contentment from sitting by a woman. 

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