Clemens Maria Brentano

(9 September 1778 – 28 July 1842 / Thal-Ehrenbreitstein)

Clemens Maria Brentano Poems

1. Lore Lay 3/21/2012
2. The Castle In Austria 4/20/2010
3. O Mutter, Halte Dein Kindlein Warm, 1/1/2004
4. The Nurse's Watch 4/20/2010
5. Es Sang Vor Langen Jahren 1/1/2004

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The Castle In Austria

From 'The Boy's Wonderhorn'

There lies a castle in Austria,
Right goodly to behold,
Walled tip with marble stones so fair,
With silver and with red gold.

Therein lies captive a young boy,
For life and death he lies bound,
Full forty fathoms under the earth,
'Midst vipers and snakes around.

His father came from Rosenberg,
Before the tower he went:--
'My son, my dearest son, how hard
Is thy imprisonment!'

'O father, dearest father mine,
So hardly I am bound,
Full forty fathoms under the earth,
'Midst vipers and snakes ...

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