The "house book" of Lorch
The Romantic poet and writer was an artist with many gifts. He wrote down his impressions in a "house book" that he decorated with little drawings. One of the most famous depicts a rather strange creative pastime. Mörike wrote that he had "allowed himself the fun of having his drawings and words engraved on the potter's work." He gave these ceramics decorated with his verses to his friends and family. Today, the "house book" is protected at the German Literature Archive in Marbach.