- Jul 30, 2019
That would be interesting! The one, that I meant was by the poet Ludwig Hölty. Unfortunatley I do not find the text. But while looking for the Hölty poem, I just found the one that Bach had set to music:Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a poem about his tobacco pipe in the 18th century. If I recall correctly he was writing about his clay pipe and comparing the impermanence of the pipe with his own impermanence. Maybe I'll find and post it.
The link also includes an English translation.