Wolfgang Borchert / German author

roni

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I've just missed the day [today] of death of a german author named WOLFGANG BORCHERT (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Borchert), who I dig but haven't read for over 20 years. [The email of a friend just made me aware of the date]

Now diggin' through his small corpus I found a passage that sounds like he was calling for our Charles Bukowski desperately [back in 1946 or '47]:

"We don't need poets with good grammar. We need those with hot and hoarse and whimper feelings.
We need those who call a tree a tree and a woman a woman and say yes and say no: aloud and clear and thrice and binding."



My sudden urge was so strong, I even made a facebook-post immediately:

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Johannes

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"We don't need poets with good grammar. We need those with hot and hoarse and whimper feelings.
We need those who call a tree a tree and a woman a woman and say yes and say no: aloud and clear and thrice and binding."


I remember reading this quote in school as a kid. I always liked it.
 
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