Christian Morgenstern
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132 German Christian Morgenstern (1871–1914) Maids on Saturday They hang them over the ledge, The carpets large and small; In their minds they start to beat Up masters, one and all. Wild with satisfaction, In rage true and berserk, They cool their souls off for One week full of hard work. They beat an infernal rhythm Until their canes split; Ears at the front of the house Take no account of it But in the back are wailing, Torn by punch and by thump, The runners, the Persian pillows, The eiderdown, German and plump. Lore Segal and W. D. Snodgrass, 1961 ...