poet Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff

Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff

Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff
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Annette von Droste-Hülshoff ( January 10, 1797 – May 25, 1848) was a 19th century German author, and one of the most important German poets.

She was born at the family seat castle Burg Hülshoff (now a part of Havixbeck) inside the Prince-Bishopric of Münster into an aristocratic, Catholic family of Westphalia. She was educated by private tutors and began to write as a child, but did not publish any of her work until she was forty years old. Among her best-known writings are the cycle of poems Das geistliche Jahr (The Spiritual Year) and the novella Die Judenbuche (The Jew's Beech).

Her early intellectual training was largely influenced by her cousin, Clemens August ... more »

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  • Matt morea (8/14/2018 10:14:00 PM)

    Trying to find poem and year she wrote
    At night, when heavenly peace is flying
    Above the world that sorrow mars
    Ah, think not of my grave with sighing
    For then I greet you from the stars7

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Best Poem of Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff

In The Grass

Sweet peace, sweet delight of grass,
Of its aroma breathed about me:
Deep draught, deep, deeply drunk draught.
When the clouds above are clearing,
When upon my tired, dizzy head
Sweet laughter flutters down,
When a dear voice murmurs and drops
Like Linden blossom onto a grave.

When, in the breast, the dead then
Stretch their bodies and stir,
Softly, softly drawing breath
And move their lashes from closed,
Dead love, dead desires, dead time,
All the treasures reduced to dust,
Stir with a timorous sound
Like bells that chime in the wind. ...

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