Nuances in threes

Unlike Brecht – my rain even is more tender now

I walk straight – when in love

and tall – might beat him to death

in the rain – every raindrop

whereas he – worried


I am referring to Brecht’s snippet* as publicly available, e.g. see; it is charming and I have always thought of it fondly despite a tendency towards misogyny in the writer’s life. Yet, when writing, my response turned out to be different.

fist stanza – left of the minus

second stanza – right of the minus, from bottom up

third stanza one line after the other, from the top.

*headline: He whom I love has told me, he needs me…

~ by Barbara S on December 5, 2021.

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