Georg Trakl
Whispered Into Afternoon by Georg Trakl

Whispered Into Afternoon by Georg Trakl

Sun of autumn, thin and shyAnd fruit drops off the trees,Blue silence fills the peaceOf a tardy afternoon’s sky.Death knells forged of metal,And a white beast hits the mire.Brown ...

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De Profundis by Georg Trakl

De Profundis by Georg Trakl

There is a stubble field on which a black rain falls.There is a tree which, brown, stands lonely here.There is a hissing wind which haunts deserted huts- -How sad this ...

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Grodek by Georg Trakl

Grodek by Georg Trakl

At evening the autumn woodlands ringWith deadly weapons. Over the golden plainsAnd lakes of blue, the sunMore darkly rolls. The night surroundsWarriors dying and the wild lamentOf ...

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Autumn by Georg Trakl

Autumn by Georg Trakl

In the evening, when the bells ring peace,I follow the wonderful flights of birds,That in long rows, like devout processions of pilgrims,Disappear into the clear autumn ...

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Accord by Georg Trakl

Accord by Georg Trakl

Very bright tones in the thin winds,They sing the distant mourning of this day,That makes us dream after never-felt showersCompletely filled with unimaginable smells.Like mementos ...

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To The Silenced by Georg Trakl

To The Silenced by Georg Trakl

Oh, the great city's madness when at nightfallThe crippled trees gape by the blackened wall,The spirit of evil peers from a silver mask;Lights with magnetic scourge drive off the ...

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At Night by Georg Trakl

At Night by Georg Trakl

The blueness dies out in my eyes tonight,the red gold of my heart. O how still the light burns!Your cloak of sadness encircles the long descent.Your red lips seal your friend’s ...

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Helian by Georg Trakl

Helian by Georg Trakl

In the spirit’s solitary hoursIt is lovely to walk in the sunAlong the yellow walls of summer.Quietly whisper the steps in the grass; yet always sleepsThe son of Pan in the grey ...

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Delirium by Georg Trakl

Delirium by Georg Trakl

The black snow runs down from the rooftops;A red finger dips into your brow;Blue snow flakes sink into the empty room,They are a lovers’ dying mirrors.Heavy and torn to pieces the ...

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Psalm by Georg Trakl

Psalm by Georg Trakl

It is a light, that the wind has extinguished.It is a pub on the heath, that a drunk departs in the afternoon.It is a vineyard, charred and black with holes full of spiders.It is ...

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Rondel by Georg Trakl

Rondel by Georg Trakl

RondelThe day’s gold is consumed,The evening’s brown and blue:The herders’ flutes swell then dieThe evening’s blue and brownThe day’s gold is consumed.Translated by Eric ...

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Always Darker by Georg Trakl

Always Darker by Georg Trakl

The wind, which moves purple treetops,Is God's breath that comes and goes.The black village rises before the forest;Three shadows are laid over the field.Meagerly the valley ...

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A Spring Evening by Georg Trakl

A Spring Evening by Georg Trakl

Come evening, friend, who surrounds my forehead with darknessGliding on paths through soft-green sowing.Also willows beckon solemnly and calmly;A beloved voice whispers in the ...

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Rondeau by Georg Trakl

Rondeau by Georg Trakl

Gone and passed is the gold of day,And the evening’s brown and blue:Silenced the shepherd’s tender fluteAnd the evening’s brown and blueGone and passed as is the gold of day.

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An Evening by Georg Trakl

An Evening by Georg Trakl

In the evening the sky was overcast.And through the grove full of silence and griefA dark-golden shower went.Distant evening bells faded away.The earth has drunk icy water,At the ...

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Closing Chord by Georg Trakl

Closing Chord by Georg Trakl

The last, pale light went from the day, The early passions have rustled down,The holy wine of my joys spilledNow my heart weeps in the night and listensAfter the echo of its young ...

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Colorful Autumn by Georg Trakl

Colorful Autumn by Georg Trakl

The fountain sings, the clouds standIn clear blueness, white, delicate;Silent people wander thoughtfullyDown there in the evening-blue garden.The ancestors' marble has turned ...

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Kaspar Hauser’s Song by Georg Trakl

Kaspar Hauser’s Song by Georg Trakl

He truly loved the purple sun, descending from the hills,The ways through the woods, the singing blackbirdAnd the joys of green.Sombre was his dwelling in the shadows of the ...

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Before Sunrise by Georg Trakl

Before Sunrise by Georg Trakl

In the dark many bird voices call,The trees and the springs murmur noisily,In the clouds a rose-colored glow soundsLike early love's distress. The night blues away -With shy hands ...

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At The Moor by Georg Trakl

At The Moor by Georg Trakl

At the MoorWanderer in the blackened wind. Dry reeds whisperin the stillness of the moor. A column of savage birdsensues in the dawning sky.Over murky waters they cross. ...

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Childhood Memory by Georg Trakl

Childhood Memory by Georg Trakl

The sun shines alone in the afternoon,And quietly the tone of the honey-bees wavers off.In the garden the sisters' voices whisper -There the boy listens in the wooden shed,Still ...

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Blood Guilt by Georg Trakl

Blood Guilt by Georg Trakl

Night threatens at the bed of our kisses.Somewhere a whisper: who absolves your guilt?Still trembling from the sweetness of nefarious lustWe pray: forgive us, Mary, in your ...

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Seven-Song Of Death by Georg Trakl

Seven-Song Of Death by Georg Trakl

Seven-Song of DeathSo dawns the blue face of spring. Beneath the suckling treesa darkness strays into evening and demise.The blackbird’s feeble complaint is caught.The stifled ...

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Lament by Georg Trakl

Lament by Georg Trakl

Sleep and death, the dusky eaglesAround this head swoop all night long;Eternity’s icy waveWould swallow the golden imageOf man; against horrible reefsHis purple body is ...

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Daydreaming by Georg Trakl

Daydreaming by Georg Trakl

Soft life grows in the stillnessStep and heart hurries through the greenLoving stays at hedges,That heavily fill up with scents.Beech ponders; the moist bellsFell silent, the ...

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Downfall by Georg Trakl

Downfall by Georg Trakl

Downfall(To Karl Borromaeus Heinrich)Over the white pondthe savage birds draw away.At twilight an icier wind blows about our star.The split forehead of night bendsacross our ...

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Song Of The Western Countries by Georg Trakl

Song Of The Western Countries by Georg Trakl

Oh the nighttime beating of the soul’s wings:Herders of sheep once, we walked along the foreststhat were growing dark,And the red deer, the green ?ower and the speaking river ...

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Confiteor by Georg Trakl

Confiteor by Georg Trakl

The colored pictures which life paints,I see them gloomily only by twilights,Like frizzy distorted shadows, cloudy and cold,Hardly born, already defeated by death.And since the ...

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On The Eastern Front by Georg Trakl

On The Eastern Front by Georg Trakl

The ominous anger of masses of men Is like the wild organ of the winter storm, The purple surge of battle, Lea?ess stars.With broken eyebrows and silver armsThe night waves to ...

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Birth by Georg Trakl

Birth by Georg Trakl

These mountains: blackness, silence, and snow. The red hunter climbs down from the forest; Oh the mossy gaze of the wild thing.The peace of the mother: under black ?rs The ...

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At The Cementary by Georg Trakl

At The Cementary by Georg Trakl

Rotten stone towers sultrily warmed.Yellow haze of incense hovers.Bees hum chaotically swarmedAnd the flower trellises shake.Slowly a breath stirs thereBy the sun-still ...

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Dusk by Georg Trakl

Dusk by Georg Trakl

You are rumpled, distorted by every pain And shake with the discord of all melodies, You burst harp - a poor heart, From which gloom's sick flowers bloom.Who has ordered the ...

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To Lucifer by Georg Trakl

To Lucifer by Georg Trakl

Lend your flame to the spirit, glowing gloom;Sighing the head rises into midnight,At the greening spring hill; where beforeA gentle lamb bled, endured the deepestPain; but the ...

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Ballad (2) by Georg Trakl

Ballad (2) by Georg Trakl

A sultry garden stood the night.We kept silent ourselves about what grips us horribly.From this our hearts awokeAnd succumbed under the burden of silence.No star blossomed in that ...

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With The Young Wine by Georg Trakl

With The Young Wine by Georg Trakl

Sun sets purple,Swallow has already flown far off.Under arches in the eveningNew wine goes round;Snow falls behind the mountain.Summer's last green drifts away,Hunter comes from ...

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Trumpets by Georg Trakl

Trumpets by Georg Trakl

Under the trimmed willows, where brown children are playingAnd leaves tumbling, the trumpets blow. A quaking of cemeteries.Banners of scarlet rattle through a sadness of maple ...

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Untitled: Figure Which Has Long Dwelt In The Coolness Of Sinister Stone by Georg Trakl

Untitled: Figure Which Has Long Dwelt In The Coolness Of Sinister Stone by Georg Trakl

Figure which has long dwelt in the coolness of sinister stoneOpens the pale mouth soundingRound owl's eyes - sounding gold.Those found the cave of the forest decayed and emptyThe ...

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In The East by Georg Trakl

In The East by Georg Trakl

Like the wild organs of the winter stormIs the people gloomy rage,The purple billow of battleOf stars leaf-stripped.With broken brows, silvery armsThe night beckons to dying ...

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By A Window by Georg Trakl

By A Window by Georg Trakl

Above the roofs the sky-blue,And clouds passing by,Before the window a tree in spring dew,And a bird shoots up skyward drunkA lost scent of blossoms -A heart feels: This is the ...

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Along Walls by Georg Trakl

Along Walls by Georg Trakl

An old path goes alongNear wild gardens and lonesome walls.Thousand-year-old yews shudderIn the rising falling chant of the wind.The moths dance as if they would die soon,My ...

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Age by Georg Trakl

Age by Georg Trakl

An animal face in the brown greenGlows shyly to me, the bushes smolder.Very far away an old fountain singsWith children's voices. I listen there.The wild jackdaws mock meAnd all ...

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Daydreaming In The Evening by Georg Trakl

Daydreaming In The Evening by Georg Trakl

Where one goes in the evening is not the angel's shadowAnd beauty! grief and gentler forgetting alternate;The stranger's hands grope coolness and cypressesAnd his soul is taken by ...

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Winter Walk In A-Minor by Georg Trakl

Winter Walk In A-Minor by Georg Trakl

Red spheres often emerge from branches,Snowed under softly and black by a long snowfall.The priest escorts the dead person.The nights are fulfilled by celebrations of masks.Then ...

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Autumnal Homecoming by Georg Trakl

Autumnal Homecoming by Georg Trakl

Memory, buried hopeIs preserved by this brown timber,Dahlias hang over itEver more silent homecoming,The dark reflection of childish yearsBy the decayed garden,That tears fall ...

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Untitled: The Stillness Of The Deceased Loves The Old Garden, by Georg Trakl

Untitled: The Stillness Of The Deceased Loves The Old Garden, by Georg Trakl

The stillness of the deceased loves the old garden,The madwoman who dwelled in blue rooms,In the evening the still shape appears in the windowShe, however, closes the yellowed ...

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In Red Foliage Full Of Guitars by Georg Trakl

In Red Foliage Full Of Guitars by Georg Trakl

In Red Foliage Full of GuitarsIn red foliage full of guitarsthe girls’ yellow hair wavesat the fence, where sunflowers persist.A golden chariot steers through the clouds.In brown ...

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Untitled: With Rosy Stages by Georg Trakl

Untitled: With Rosy Stages by Georg Trakl

With rosy stages the stone sinks in the moorSong of gliding and black laughterFigures go in and out of roomsAnd death grins bony in black boat.Pirate on the canal in the red ...

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Mankind by Georg Trakl

Mankind by Georg Trakl

MankindFace to face with the fire-abyss,thundering hooves, the doomed brows of warriors,across the blood-fog bootsteps echo, the iron death knells,surrender, black in blue ...

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To Johnanna by Georg Trakl

To Johnanna by Georg Trakl

Often I hear your stepsRing through the alley.In the small brown gardenThe blueness of your shadow.In the dawning bowerI sat in silence with the wine.A dropp of bloodSank from ...

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Western Dusk by Georg Trakl

Western Dusk by Georg Trakl

A faun-cry romps through sparks,In the parks cascades of light foam,Metallic vapors around steel arcadesOf the city which rolls around the sun.A god races shimmering in a harness ...

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