Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832 / Frankfurt am Main)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Poems

41. To Belinda 1/1/2004
42. To Mignon 1/1/2004
43. To The Golden Heart That He Wore Around His Neck 1/1/2004
44. To Charlotte 1/1/2004
45. The Unequal Marriage 1/1/2004
46. To Luna 1/1/2004
47. The Page And The Miller's Daughter 1/1/2004
48. The Friendly Meeting 4/5/2010
49. The Wedding 1/1/2004
50. The Wanderer's Storm-Song 1/1/2004
51. The Soldier's Consolation 1/1/2004
52. The Shepherd's Lament 1/1/2004
53. The Visit 1/1/2004
54. The Spinner 1/1/2004
55. Thoughts On Jesus Christ's Decent Into Hell 1/1/2004
56. The Youth And The Millstream 1/1/2004
57. Trilogy Of Passion 01 To Werther 1/1/2004
58. The Warning 1/1/2004
59. Trilogy Of Passion 03 Atonement 1/1/2004
60. To My Friend - Ode Iii 1/1/2004
61. Trilogy Of Passion 02 Elegy 1/1/2004
62. The Wanderer's Night-Song 1/1/2004
63. To The Distant One 1/1/2004
64. The Wanderer 1/1/2004
65. The Rule Of Life Expanded 1/1/2004
66. To The Chosen One 1/1/2004
67. The Remembrance Of The Good 1/1/2004
68. The Wedding Night 1/1/2004
69. To The Rising Full Moon 1/1/2004
70. The German Parnassus 1/1/2004
71. True Enjoyment 1/1/2004
72. The Reckoning 1/1/2004
73. The Rule Of Life 1/1/2004
74. The Heathrose 1/1/2004
75. The Hunter's Even-Song 1/1/2004
76. The Musagetes 1/1/2004
77. The Goblet 1/1/2004
78. To The Moon 1/1/2004
79. The Minstrel 1/1/2004
80. The Happy Couple 1/1/2004
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The Erl-King

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WHO rides there so late through the night dark and drear?
The father it is, with his infant so dear;
He holdeth the boy tightly clasp'd in his arm,
He holdeth him safely, he keepeth him warm.

"My son, wherefore seek'st thou thy face thus to hide?"
"Look, father, the Erl-King is close by our side!
Dost see not the Erl-King, with crown and with train?"
"My son, 'tis the mist rising over the plain."

"Oh, come, thou dear infant! oh come thou with me!
Full many a game I will play there with thee;
On my strand, lovely flowers their blossoms unfold,
My ...

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MY mistress, where sits she?

What is it that charms?
The absent she's rocking,

Held fast in her arms.

In pretty cage prison'd

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