The Works of J. W. von Goethe/Volume 9/A Plan the Muses Entertained
A PLAN THE MUSES ENTERTAINED.
A plan the Muses entertained
Methodically to impart
To Psyche the poetic art;
Prosaic-pure her soul remained,
No wondrous sounds escaped her lyre
E'en in the fairest summer night;
But Amor came with glance of fire,—
The lesson soon was learned aright.