Saturday 19 November 2011

And a self-epitaph by the Danish writer Johan Herman Wessel (1742-85)

The poet’s epitaph upon himself

He ate and drank, was never glad,
He wore his boot heels down one side;
Ambition – that he never had,
And finally just upped and died.

1 comment:

John Irons said...

well, he's claimed by both danes and norwegians. he reappears later in the blog as a norwegian poet.