Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Poems

201. Rhymed Distichs 4/5/2010
202. Playing At Priests 1/1/2004
203. The Doubters And The Lovers 1/1/2004
204. Sameness 4/5/2010
205. The Loving One Once More 1/1/2004
206. Different Emotions On The Same Spot 1/1/2004
207. Book Of Suleika - The Loving One Speaks 1/1/2004
208. The Destruction Of Magdeburg 1/1/2004
209. Dedication - The Poems Of Goeth 1/1/2004
210. Maiden Wishes 1/1/2004
211. Proximity 1/1/2004
212. Open Table 1/1/2004
213. From Faust - Iv. Chorus Of Spirits 4/5/2010
214. Johanna Sebus 1/1/2004
215. Death-Lament Of The Noble Wife Of Asan Aga 1/1/2004
216. Excuse 1/1/2004
217. Morning Lament 1/1/2004
218. Book Of Suleika - Suleika 02 1/1/2004
219. May 1/1/2004
220. Book Of Suleika - The Sublime Type 1/1/2004
221. Book Of Suleika - Suleika 03 1/1/2004
222. Royal Prayer 1/1/2004
223. In Summer 1/1/2004
224. Mahomet's Song 1/1/2004
225. Epiphanias 1/1/2004
226. The Epochs 1/1/2004
227. Rules For Monarchs 1/1/2004
228. From 4/5/2010
229. Neither This Nor That 1/1/2004
230. The Christmas-Box 1/1/2004
231. From Faust - I. Dedication 4/5/2010
232. Minstrel's Book - Talismans 1/1/2004
233. Living Remembrance 1/1/2004
234. Venetian Epigrams I 1/21/2003
235. Ever And Everywhere 1/1/2004
236. It Is Good 1/1/2004
237. Effects At A Distance 1/1/2004
238. Fortune Of War 1/1/2004
239. New Love, New Life 4/5/2010
240. Lily's Menagerie 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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Night Thoughts

OH, unhappy stars! your fate I mourn,

Ye by whom the sea-toss'd sailor's lighted,
Who with radiant beams the heav'ns adorn,

But by gods and men are unrequited:
For ye love not,--ne'er have learnt to love!
Ceaselessly in endless dance ye move,
In the spacious sky your charms displaying,

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