Ernst Toller

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

Ernst Toller Poems

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

Corpses In The Woods

A dung heap of rotting corpses:
Glazed eyes, bloodshot,
Brains split, guts spewed out
The air poisoned by the stink of corpses
A single awful cry of madness.

Oh, women in France,
Women of Germany
Regard your menfolk!
They fumble with torn hands
For the swollen bodies of their enemies,
Gestures, stiff in death, become the touch of brotherhood,
Yes, they embrace each other,
Oh, horrible embrace!

I see and see and am struck dumb
Am I a beast, a murderous dog?
Men violated
Murdered.

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