Friedrich Holderlin

(20 March 1770 – 6 June 1843 / Germany)

Friedrich Holderlin Poems

1. Human Applause 9/13/2010
2. As On A Holiday 9/13/2010
3. To The Sun God 9/13/2010
4. Looking Outward 9/13/2010
5. Ages Of Life 4/2/2012
6. Once Gods Walked... 9/13/2010
7. From In Lovely Blue 4/2/2012
8. Then And Now 4/2/2012
9. Another Day 4/2/2012
10. The Ister 4/2/2012
11. The Titans 4/2/2012
12. At The Middle Of Life 9/13/2010
13. Remembrance 9/13/2010
14. The Neckar 9/13/2010
15. Homecoming 9/13/2010
16. To The Fates 4/2/2012
17. The Journey 4/2/2012
18. For Zimmer 9/13/2010
19. Out For A Walk 9/13/2010
20. Half Of Life 4/2/2012
21. The Course Of Life 9/13/2010
22. When I Was A Boy 9/13/2010
23. Celebration Of Peace 9/13/2010
24. Patmos 9/13/2010
25. Mnemosyne 9/13/2010
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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It is still bright night in the Alps, and a cloud,
Authoring joyfulness, covers the yawning valley.
Playful mountain breezes rush and toss about, and a ray
Of light shines abruptly through the firs and disappears.
Chaos, quivering with joy, hurries slowly to do battle.
Young in form, yet strong, it celebrates a loving quarrel
Among the cliffs. It ferments and shakes within its eternal

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