Swabia: Industry Drives Ahead, Poetry Lives On

Cleversulzbach, Germany is a dangerous place if you are the mother of a famous German poet. Two such women lie in the village’s tiny graveyard. Elisabeth Schiller, whose son Friedrich wrote “Ode to Joy,” died in 1802 while visiting the village, where her son-in-law was the parish priest. Her gravestone, which just says “Schiller’s mother”, was erected years later by the poet Eduard Mörike, who was ... Read Full Article