Friedrich Holderlin

(20 March 1770 – 6 June 1843 / Germany)

Friedrich Holderlin Poems

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

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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