Friedrich Holderlin
Patmos by Friedrich Holderlin

Patmos by Friedrich Holderlin

The god Is near, and hard to grasp. But where there is danger, A rescuing element grows as well. Eagles live in the darkness, And the sons of the Alps Cross over the abyss without ...

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Hyperion’s Song Of Destiny by Friedrich Holderlin

Hyperion’s Song Of Destiny by Friedrich Holderlin

Holy spirits, you walk up there in the light, on soft earth. Shining god-like breezes touch upon you gently, as a woman's fingers play music on holy strings. Like sleeping infants ...

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Mnemosyne by Friedrich Holderlin

Mnemosyne by Friedrich Holderlin

The fruits are ripe, dipped in fire,Cooked and sampled on earth. And there's a law,That things crawl off in the manner of snakes,Prophetically, dreaming on the hills of heaven.And ...

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To The Sun God by Friedrich Holderlin

To The Sun God by Friedrich Holderlin

Where are you? Drunk, my mind becomes Twilight after all your ecstasy. For I just saw How the enrapturing young god, Tired from his journey, Bathed his youthful hair in the golden ...

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The Course Of Life by Friedrich Holderlin

The Course Of Life by Friedrich Holderlin

You too wanted better things, but love forces all of us down. Sorrow bends us more forcefully, but the arc doesn't return to its point of origin without a reason. Upwards or ...

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Remembrance by Friedrich Holderlin

Remembrance by Friedrich Holderlin

The northeast blows, my favorite among winds, since it promises fiery spirit and a good voyage to mariners.But go now, and greet the lovely Garonne, and the gardens of Bordeaux, ...

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Bread And Wine by Friedrich Holderlin

Bread And Wine by Friedrich Holderlin

Round about the city rests. The illuminated streets grow Quiet, and coaches rush along, adorned with torches. Men go home to rest, filled with the day's pleasures; Busy minds ...

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Once Gods Walked… by Friedrich Holderlin

Once Gods Walked… by Friedrich Holderlin

Once gods walked among humans,The splendid Muses and youthful ApolloInspired and healed us, just like you.And you are to me as if one of the Holy Ones Had sent me forth into life, ...

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Homecoming by Friedrich Holderlin

Homecoming by Friedrich Holderlin

1. It is still bright night in the Alps, and a cloud, Authoring joyfulness, covers the yawning valley. Playful mountain breezes rush and toss about, and a ray Of light shines ...

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Half Of Life by Friedrich Holderlin

Half Of Life by Friedrich Holderlin

With its yellow pearsAnd wild roses everywhereThe shore hangs into the lake,O gracious swans,And drunk with kissesYou dip your headsIn the sobering holy water.Ah, where will I ...

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At The Middle Of Life by Friedrich Holderlin

At The Middle Of Life by Friedrich Holderlin

The earth hangs downto the lake, full of yellow pears and wild roses. Lovely swans, drunk with kisses you dip your heads into the holy, sobering waters. But when winter comes, ...

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When I Was A Boy by Friedrich Holderlin

When I Was A Boy by Friedrich Holderlin

When I was a boy a god would often rescue me from the shouting and violence of humans. Then, safe and well, I would play with the meadow flowers, and heaven's breezes would play ...

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Out For A Walk by Friedrich Holderlin

Out For A Walk by Friedrich Holderlin

The margins of the forest are beautiful, as if painted onto the green slopes.I walk around, and sweet peace rewards me for the thornsin my heart, when the mind has grown dark, for ...

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The Journey by Friedrich Holderlin

The Journey by Friedrich Holderlin

Suevia, my mother, happy land!You also are like your more shining sisterLombardy over thereFlowed through by a hundred streamsAnd trees in plenty, white with blossom or reddishAnd ...

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Another Day by Friedrich Holderlin

Another Day by Friedrich Holderlin

Another day. I follow another path,Enter the leafing woodland, visit the springOr the rocks where the roses bloomOr search from a look-out, but nowhereLove are you to be seen in ...

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To The Fates by Friedrich Holderlin

To The Fates by Friedrich Holderlin

Grant me just one summer, powerful ones, And just one autumn for ripe songs, That my heart, filled with that sweet Music, may more willingly die within me. The soul, denied its ...

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The Titans by Friedrich Holderlin

The Titans by Friedrich Holderlin

It's not yetTime. They are stillUnbound. And the indifferent don't careAbout godly matters.Let them puzzle it outWith the Oracle. Meanwhile, during the festivities,I'll take my ...

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Celebration Of Peace by Friedrich Holderlin

Celebration Of Peace by Friedrich Holderlin

The holy, familiar hall, built long ago, Is aired, and filled with heavenly, Softly echoing, quietly modulating music. A cloud of joy sends fragrance Over the green carpets. ...

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As On A Holiday by Friedrich Holderlin

As On A Holiday by Friedrich Holderlin

As on a holiday, when a farmer Goes out to look at his fields, in the morning, After cool lightning has fallen through the hot night, And thunder still echoes in the distance, And ...

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From In Lovely Blue by Friedrich Holderlin

From In Lovely Blue by Friedrich Holderlin

Like the stamen inside a flower The steeple stands in lovely blue And the day unfolds around its needle; The flock of swallows that circles the steeple Flies there each ...

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Ages Of Life by Friedrich Holderlin

Ages Of Life by Friedrich Holderlin

Euphrates' cities andPalmyra's streets and youForests of columns in the level desertWhat are you now?Your crowns, becauseYou crossed the boundaryOf breath,Were taken offIn ...

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Then And Now by Friedrich Holderlin

Then And Now by Friedrich Holderlin

In my youth I enjoyed the morning And wept at night; now that I'm older My day begins with doubt but Its end is sacred and serene.

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The Ister by Friedrich Holderlin

The Ister by Friedrich Holderlin

Now is the time for fire!Impatient for the daylight,We're on our knees,Exhausted with waiting.It's then, in that silence,We hear the woods' strange call.Meanwhile, we sing from ...

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Looking Outward by Friedrich Holderlin

Looking Outward by Friedrich Holderlin

The open day is bright with pictures for everyone, when green fields appear on the distant plain, before the light of evening yields to twilight, and reflections of light ...

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For Zimmer by Friedrich Holderlin

For Zimmer by Friedrich Holderlin

The lines of life are various, Like roads, and the borders of mountains. What we are here, a god can complete there, With harmonies, undying reward, and peace.

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Human Applause by Friedrich Holderlin

Human Applause by Friedrich Holderlin

Isn't my heart holy, more full of life's beauty, since I fell in love? Why did you like me more when I was prouder and wilder, more full of words, yet emptier? Well, the crowd ...

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The Neckar by Friedrich Holderlin

The Neckar by Friedrich Holderlin

My heart awakened to life in your valleys,Your waves played around me.And all of the fair hills that know you,Wayfarer, are known to me as well.On those peaks the winds from the ...

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