I’m not saying anything against Alexander

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.

Bertolt Brecht

P.S : Its been only a week since I found Brecht. If you haven’t read him, learn 🙂

Two of my favourites here and here.

5 Responses to I’m not saying anything against Alexander

  1. June 13, 2007 at 5:00 pm #

    Words of Wisdom.

    So you are learning 😉

  2. June 14, 2007 at 8:56 am #

    BVN,

    I need to learn too.

  3. June 15, 2007 at 9:30 am #

    y’day I read the same poem and was about to send you ;))))

  4. June 23, 2007 at 1:39 pm #

    Timur had more reasons than Alexander 😀

  5. June 25, 2007 at 2:40 pm #

    BVN,

    A tag is waiting.

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