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Thread #60045   Message #3822291
Posted By: keberoxu
23-Nov-16 - 01:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Un du Akerst (Yiddish Worksong)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Un du Akerst (Yiddish Worksong)
So as not to take this thread off track, I will post about Herwegh and his other poems, elsewhere on the forum. In passing, will just note that Heinrich Heine, a poet colleague with whom Herwegh was friendly in their youth, wrote a poem to and about Herwegh, "Gedicht an Georg Herwegh," in which Heine dubbed him "die eiserne Lerche," which might be translated "the iron songbird."