Emmy Hennings


Emmy Hennings (née Emma Cordsen) born Flensburg, Schleswig, Germany January 17, 1885 (d. 1948). Anti-war poet; famed cabaret performer. Fled to Zurich to found antiwar Dada movement.


We mournfully look out through the iron railing
And have nothing more to lose
Than the life God gave us.
Only Death lies in our hand.
The freedom no one can take from us:
To go into the unknown land.

(photo chrystaljhoffman)