Goethe and the Spiders


ONCE when I a spider had kill’d,

Then methought: wast right or wrong?

That we both to these times should belong,

This had God in His goodness willed.


Als ich einmal eine Spinne erschlagen,

Dacht’ ich, ob ich das wohl gesollt?

Hatt Gott doch ihr wie mir gewollt

Einen Anteil an diesen Tagen !


One thought on “Goethe and the Spiders

  1. Thanks for telling me about your new blog. Hi to you both. This reminds me of a poem I recently wrote about years ago when I trapped a mouse. I was not kind to the little fellow. But mostly I am a catch the fly and carry it (via a can) outside and let it go type person. from Suki

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