Auf einen Redner


Zwar acht Zolle nur misst der virginische Frosch, doch es ward ihm
Eine Stimme zuteil, schrecklich, wie Ochsengebruell.



Eduard Moerike



To an Orator


Granted, a mere eight inches long the virginal frog, but to it
A voice was given, awful, like
the bellowing of an ox.



Translation: Charles L. Cingolani                        Copyright © 2008
. . . A fanciful comparison: frog and ox . . .
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