Friedrich Holderlin

(20 March 1770 – 6 June 1843 / Germany)

Friedrich Holderlin Poems

1. The Neckar 9/13/2010
2. Human Applause 9/13/2010
3. The Ister 4/2/2012
4. As On A Holiday 9/13/2010
5. Looking Outward 9/13/2010
6. Once Gods Walked... 9/13/2010
7. From In Lovely Blue 4/2/2012
8. To The Fates 4/2/2012
9. Then And Now 4/2/2012
10. Another Day 4/2/2012
11. Celebration Of Peace 9/13/2010
12. For Zimmer 9/13/2010
13. Out For A Walk 9/13/2010
14. When I Was A Boy 9/13/2010
15. To The Sun God 9/13/2010
16. The Titans 4/2/2012
17. At The Middle Of Life 9/13/2010
18. Remembrance 9/13/2010
19. The Course Of Life 9/13/2010
20. The Journey 4/2/2012
21. Mnemosyne 9/13/2010
22. Ages Of Life 4/2/2012
23. Patmos 9/13/2010
24. Homecoming 9/13/2010
25. Half Of Life 4/2/2012
26. Bread And Wine 4/2/2012
27. Hyperion's Song Of Destiny 9/13/2010
Best Poem of Friedrich Holderlin

Hyperion's Song Of Destiny

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 the gods
breathe without any plan;
the spirit flourishes continually
in them, chastely kept,
as in a small bud,
and their holy eyes
look out in still
eternal clearness.


A place to rest
isn't given to us.
Suffering humans
decline and blindly fall
from one hour to the next,
like water thrown
from cliff to cliff,
year ...

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At The Middle Of Life

The earth hangs down
to 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,
where will I find

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