Not every woman has a smile

To have been named Emma

But for one sister of the poet’s


Her given name was highly suitable

For her sponsor-uncle

Who compared her smile to

Mona Lisa’s

The most misunderstood portrait

In the entire history of the



‘Emma is this still architecture?’

Mr F’s critical review asked this

Ironical question

Not many understood in the

Generally ignorant pool of

Viennese society.

So Emma advanced to a female

Moniker figure for plays

Artists and writers.

If you had a certain smile as

A woman of society

It had to be typeset by the players

The critiques

The popular playwrights

On the fast cash-lane of conformists


Ass-kissers and bootlickers.

The Poet –

A product of the post-war years

Of ’45

Reflects that not so much had changed

In today’s society since then.





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