Friedrich Holderlin

(20 March 1770 – 6 June 1843 / Germany)

Friedrich Holderlin Poems

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

As on a holiday, when a farmer
Goes out to look at his fields, in the morning,
After cool lightning has fallen through the hot night,
And thunder still echoes in the distance,
And the stream returns to its banks,
And the earth becomes green and fresh,
And drops of joyful rain from heaven rest
Upon the vines, and the trees in the grove
Stand shining in the quiet sun —

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