Friedrich von Schiller

Here you will find the Poem Punch Song of poet Friedrich von Schiller

Punch Song

Four elements, joined in
 Harmonious strife,
Shadow the world forth,
 And typify life.

Into the goblet
 The lemon's juice pour;
Acid is ever
 Life's innermost core.

Now, with the sugar's
 All-softening juice,
The strength of the acid
 So burning reduce.

The bright sparkling water
 Now pour in the bowl;
Water all-gently
 Encircles the whole.

Let drops of the spirit
 To join them now flow;
Life to the living
 Naught else can bestow.

Drain it off quickly
 Before it exhales;
Save when 'tis glowing,
 The draught naught avails.