Christian Morgenstern was a German writer and poet known for his humorous and often absurd writing style. His poems are often surreal and play with puns, rhymes and unexpected twists. His best-known work is "Galgenlieder" (Gallows Songs), a collection of poems that often have black humour and deal with themes of death and impermanence.
His love of language and the play with words and meanings characterize Morgenstern's poetic style. His language is often simple, but he uses unusual and newly created words to create a poetic effect. His poems are often lyrical and rhythmic, often connecting the world of dreams and fantasy with reality.