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Ellinor's Litventures

This blog is about my literary adventures in different genres. I like variety in my reading and will read books from most genres but particulary book with some literary merit.

'BookADayUK - Day 26: Favourite poetry collection

Reim und Zeit: Gedichte - Robert Gernhardt

This one was pretty hard for me as I don't read that many poems. But in the end I came up with one collection I really loved: Reim und Zeit bei Robert Gernhardt. I think you could call him a German Roald Dahl. His poems are very funny but with a biting kind of humour.


Here's my favourite from this collection:



Lieber Gott, nimm es hin,

dass ich was Besondres bin

und gib ruhig auch einmal zu,

dass ich klüger bin als du.

Preise künftig meinen Namen,

denn sonst setzt es etwas. Amen.