Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Poems

121. The Best 1/1/2004
122. Who'Ll Buy Gods Of Love 1/1/2004
123. The Book Of Paradise - The Favoured Beast 4/5/2010
124. Book Of Parables - It Is Good 4/3/2010
125. Self-Deceit 1/1/2004
126. Symbols 1/1/2004
127. When I Was Still A Youthful Wight 1/1/2004
128. The Convivial Book - Ye'Ve Often, For Our Drunkenness, 4/5/2010
129. Book Of Parables - All Kinds Of Men 4/3/2010
130. Hermann And Dorothea - Iv. Euterpe 4/5/2010
131. From Gotz Von Berlichingen 4/5/2010
132. Sicilian Song 1/1/2004
133. Book Of Parables - From Heaven There Fell Upon The Foaming Wave 4/3/2010
134. Book Of Suleika - Hatem 03 1/1/2004
135. Leopold, Duke Of Brunswick 1/1/2004
136. From Faust - Vi. Scene--A Garden 4/5/2010
137. Book Of Hafis - To Hafis 1/1/2004
138. Book Of Suleika - Suleika 04 1/1/2004
139. From Faust - V. Margaret At Her Spinning-Wheel 4/5/2010
140. The Book Of Paradise - The Seven Sleepers 4/5/2010
141. Book Of Parables - In The Koran With Strange Delight 4/3/2010
142. From 4/5/2010
143. Should E'Er The Loveless Day 1/1/2004
144. Book Of Suleika - Hatem 02 1/1/2004
145. From Faust - Ii. Prologue In Heaven 4/5/2010
146. Songs 1/1/2004
147. Book Of Paradise - The Privileged Men 4/3/2010
148. With A Golden Necklace 1/1/2004
149. When The Fox Dies, His Skin Counts 1/1/2004
150. Book Of Suleika - These Tufted Branches 1/1/2004
151. Book Of Hafis - The Unlimited 1/1/2004
152. The Fox And The Crane 1/1/2004
153. She Cannot End 1/1/2004
154. Declaration Of War 1/1/2004
155. Sir Curt's Wedding-Journey 1/1/2004
156. Explanation Of An Antique Gem 1/1/2004
157. Different Threats 1/1/2004
158. Idyll 1/1/2004
159. Paulo Post Futuri 1/1/2004
160. The Chosen Cliff 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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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Living Remembrance

HALF vex'd, half pleased, thy love will feel,
Shouldst thou her knot or ribbon steal;
To thee they're much--I won't conceal;

Such self-deceit may pardon'd be;
A veil, a kerchief, garter, rings,
In truth are no mean trifling things,

But still they're not enough for me.

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