Profanation : De Profundis single work   poetry   "I have eaten bread in sorrow"
Issue Details: First known date: 1971 1971
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  • The literary allusion in this poem is to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's poem 'Lied des Harfners' (from Wilhelm Meister) which starts with the words: 'Wer nie sein Brot mit Traenen ass' (He who never his bread with tears did eat).

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