Dead Men’s Bones and Me

Actually, I spend much of my time in a healthy manner, contemplating dead men’s withered bones:

“Wenn schnode Wollust dich erfullt,

So werde durch ein Schreckensbild

Verdorrter Totenknochen

Der Kitzel unterbrochen.”

[“When base lust fills thy thoughts,

Let a horrible picture rise before thy mind

Of withered dead men’s bones,

So let the sensual stimulation be driven away.”]

(Sorry, author unknown). SCRATCH THAT!  It’s by Anja Christine Belemann-Smit, thanks to cousin Barbara!

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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2 Responses to Dead Men’s Bones and Me

  1. lynn__ says:

    That quote might be from a Calvinist reformer!

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    • Nan Mykel says:

      I suspect it’s from a female. My cousin referred me to German entries on Amazon and tho I don’t know what they said, I got a page translated and think it’s by Anja Christine, as now added to my post. Thanks for the good suggestion, however!

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