Der Coffe Baum


zur 13. Sitzung
am 27 - V - 2016, um 1111h,

im Café Grosz
in Berlin

zur Lektüre des Threnos
aus dem Gedicht Phönix und Taube
von William Shakespeare


Beauty, truth, and rarity,
Grace in all simplicity,
Here enclos'd in cinders lie.

Death is now the phoenix' nest;
and the turtle's loyal breast
To eternity doth rest,

Leaving no posterity:
'Twas not their infirmity,
It was married chastity.

Truth may seem, but cannot be;
Beauty brag, but 'tis not she;
Truth and beauty buried be.

To this urn let those repair
That are either true or fair;
For these dead birds sigh a prayer.