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