Great German Poems of the Romantic Era: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language German)
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till you reach the house Where the flowers are sprouting. If you see a rose, Give her my regards. “Death is the cool night” Death is the cool night, Life is the sultry day. It is already growing dark; I am drowsy; The day has made me weary. Over my bed there rises a tree, In it the young nightingale is singing. It is singing of nothing but love; I hear it even in my dreams. “This is bad weather” This is bad weather; It’s raining and storming and snowing; I sit by my
during Hölderlin’s madness. It was communicated to the poet’s family by his guardian in a letter of 1812. Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg) (1772—1801) A truly romantic figure from the first generation of Romantic writers, as strictly defined, Novalis divided his brief life between days as a mining engineer administrating a saltworks and nights as an erotic Christian mystic. Suffering from consumption and crushed by the death of his very young fiancée in 1797, he transferred his strong
Soon it will snow.— Happy the man who now still—has a home!53 Now you have been standing there stiff, Looking backward, alas, for how long now! Why, fool that you are, did you Escape into the world as winter was coming? The world—a gateway To a thousand wildernesses mute and cold! The man who has lost What you have lost, never halts anywhere. Now you are standing there pale, Condemned by a curse to journey in winter, Like the smoke That constantly seeks colder skies.
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the original flavor. “Das zerbrochene Ringlein” was written about 1810 and inserted in the novel Ahnung und Gegenwart (Premonition and Presence), which Eichendorff wrote between 1810 and 1812. The poem, in folk-song style, rapidly conquered the German audience and before very long was taken to be a genuinely old anonymous text. Another poem from Ahnung und Gegenwart, “Frische Fahrt,” was first published in 1815, as part of the novel. Eichendorff’s most famous novella, which he worked on between