Gotthold Ephraim Lessing: The Sparrows

AN old church that gave the sparrows countless nests was repaired. As it stood in new glory, the sparrows came back to look for their old homes. Alas, they found them all bricked up. “What,” they cried, “is this huge building good for now? Come, let us leave this useless heap of stones!”


From a collection of prose fables first published 1759.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: