Die Maske der Bösen

Composer Steve Crowther, poet Bertolt Brecht

On my wall hangs a Japanese wooden
Mask of an evil demon painted in gold.
With feelings I see
The swollen veins, on reflection I think
How strenuous it is, to be evil.

In this poem, Brecht reflects on a Japanese mask which is hanging on his wall. Observing a face with protruding veins and, presumably, a creepy persona, he muses how difficult it must be to be evil!

Die Maske der BösenComposer Steve Crowther, poet Bertolt Brecht
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