Ernst Toller

(1 December 1893 – 22 May 1939 / Samotschin / Poland)

Poems of Ernst Toller

1. Corpses In The Woods 1/1/2004
2. Deutschland 3/30/2012
3. Factory Smokestacks At Dawn 3/30/2012
4. For the Dead of the Revolution 3/30/2012
5. Nightmare 3/30/2012
6. November 3/30/2012
7. Sentry 3/30/2012
8. Spring 1/1/2004
9. The Visitor 3/30/2012
10. To the Trench 3/30/2012
11. Twilight 3/30/2012

The Visitor

The walls shriek with the eyes
of mangled pigeons, the weasel's glittering teeth,
the aimless thrashing of the terrified.
The heart clings to the prisoner's hand.
Forever it beats, song of the deserted,
as snipers circle about him.
And still he emerges from the crush of frozen cells.
Absorbed in the spirals of a choked life,
he looks to the interior, drinks from God's spring—

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