Erik Johan Stagnelius

(14 October 1793 - 3 April 1823 / Gärdslösa / Oland / Sweden)

Erik Johan Stagnelius Poems

1. Memory 3/28/2012
2. Eternity 3/28/2012
3. Luna 3/28/2012
4. O Camp Of Flowers 1/1/2004
5. Nacken - Water Demon 1/1/2004
6. Friend In The Desolate Time 1/1/2004

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Friend In The Desolate Time

Friend, in the desolate time, when your soul is enshrouded in darkness
When, in a deep abyss, memory and feeling die out,
Intellect timidly gropes among shadowy forms and illusions
Heart can no longer sigh, eye is unable to weep;
When, from your night-clouded soul the wings of fire have fallen
And you, to nothing, afraid, feel yourself sinking once more,
Say, who rescues you then?—Who is the comforting angel
Brings to your innermost soul order and beauty again,
Building once more your fragmented world, restoring the fallen
Altar, and when it is raised,...

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