Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"A worker's speech to a doctor" by Bertolt Brecht

When we come to you
Our rags are torn off us
And you listen all over our naked body.
As to the cause of our illness
One glance at our rags would 
Tell you more. It is the same cause that wears out
Our bodies and our clothes.

The pain in our shoulder comes
You say, from the damp; and this is also the reason
For the stain on the wall of our flat.
So tell us:
Where does the damp come from?

2 comments:

Raihan Jamil said...

Brecht |brekt; bre kh t|

Brecht, (Eugen) Bertolt (Friedrich) (1898–1956), German playwright, producer, and poet.

His interest in combining music and drama led to collaboration with Kurt Weill in The Threepenny Opera (1928).

Brecht's later dramas include Mother Courage (1941) and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (1948).

[I covered as a media reporter the Bangla adaptation of the Three Penny Opera in 1996 I think.]

Lala said...

Wow!! This is great Raihan...Tell us more about him and his work in the class!! Where do you hide these gems within you?