The Soul of German Engeneering
World renowned, famous, infamous.
It is German engineering.
The masters of perfection and standards
This model was no exception.
Carefully sculpted and presented
Attention given to details
The body attired in the latest fine upholstery
Though unnecessarily so.
A lesson to us culturally suspect folk
Boasting efficient multi-linguality
Confident and modestly superior
Surely German engineering cannot fail
But we of the far southern land
And it is the eyes that tell us so.
The eyes reveal an engineering flaw we did not expect.
We see them now these blazing, defiant windows.
Not just for sight, for observation
These eyes they weep, and these eyes they laugh.
They delight in their offspring and they seduce.
And this body – this body is flawed.
For it has felt and it does feel pain
And it has felt and it does feel pleasure
And ultimately it will fail.
So now we understand.
This is the soul of German Engineering
Our cold, distant perception was wrong
This soul is far more human than we had thought.
by Martin Connell
Copyright(c) 2005 Martin Connell. Alle Rechte vorbehalten.