Friedrich Holderlin

(20 March 1770 – 6 June 1843 / Germany)

Friedrich Holderlin Poems

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

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. Shining in the
Distance, a splendid row of gold-wreathed
Cups stands, well-ordered, full of ripe fruits.
Tables stand at the sides, rising above
The leveled ground. For now in the evening

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