Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Brethren

 Next Poem          

SLUMBER and Sleep, two brethren ordain'd by the gods to their service,

Were by Prometheus implored, comfort to give to his race;
But though so light to the gods, too heavy for man was their burden,

We in their slumber find sleep, we in their sleep meet with death.

Next Poem 

 Back to
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe