Heinrich Heine

(13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856 / Dusseldorf)

A Palm-Tree - Poem by Heinrich Heine

A single fir-tree, lonely,
on a northern mountain height,
sleeps in a white blanket,
draped in snow and ice.

His dreams are of a palm-tree,
who, far in eastern lands,
weeps, all alone and silent,
among the burning sands.


Comments about A Palm-Tree by Heinrich Heine

  • Alex Sarich (2/22/2017 4:55:00 PM)


    love this poem about nature. (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/22/2017 12:17:00 PM)


    Fantastic poem, Thanks or sharing... (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (1/7/2017 9:44:00 PM)


    The Fir And Palm-Tree Dreaming A Wedding That Cannot Be

    snow and ice or sand and sun
    contrast a cold or hot climate
    each has a climate suited tree
    a single fir-tree lonely on a height
    lives in winter cold day and night
    a thirsty palm-tree weeps silent,
    tropical burning sands scorched
    the solitary fir tree and palm-tree

    never wedded can these two distanced trees be
    one abides high on mountainside northern climes
    one abides hot in burning sands eastern lands
    a palm-tree planted bold in north dies winter cold
    a fir-tree planted in desert east dies in heat arid
    dreaming fir tree weeping palm-tree dream impossibilities

    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'The A Palm-Tree' by the poet Heinrich Heine.
    Dedicated to the poet Henrich Heine.
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  • Terry Craddock (1/7/2017 9:44:00 PM)


    Dreams Of Promise Childhood Christmas Presents

    snow spied a single fir-tree lonely
    growing on a mountain height,
    said to me wistful dreams to be
    a Christmas Tree one glorious night;

    dreams of promise childhood presents Christmas
    glee not a northern ice white cold snow blanket,
    not drapery shadowy snow and ice but Christmas
    carols sung on a remembrance happy holy night;

    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'The A Palm-Tree' by the poet Heinrich Heine.
    Dedicated to the poet Henrich Heine.
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  • Terry Craddock (1/7/2017 9:43:00 PM)


    Dreams To Be A Christmas Tree One Glorious Night

    spied a single fir-tree lonely, growing on a mountain height,
    said to me dreams to be, a Christmas Tree one glorious night;
    dreams of childhood presents, Christmas glee not a white blanket,
    drapery no snow and ice but Christmas, carols sung on a holy night;

    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'The A Palm-Tree' by the poet Heinrich Heine.
    Dedicated to the poet Henrich Heine.
    (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (12/13/2016 11:38:00 PM)


    I enjoyed the contrast between a hot and cold climate, the fir and palm-tree, the dreaming of the fir tree for the weeping palm-tree extends the context of the poem delightfully. (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2016 10:32:00 PM)


    Marvelous portrayal of this wonderful manifestation of nature. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson Jr. (12/13/2016 12:03:00 PM)

    Calm
    Calm, and relaxing..... (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (12/13/2016 9:24:00 AM)

    A Palm-Tree
    Human nature is to like the thing at distance. Deep meaning in two wonderfully written verses. (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2016 9:17:00 AM)

    DA BOMB
    u suck well i dont like dis poem make a good 1 soon pls (Report) Reply

    Spock The Vegan Spock The Vegan (12/13/2016 10:59:00 AM)

    He's dead, so don't hold your breath.

  • Seamus O' Brian (12/13/2016 7:23:00 AM)


    We all have burdens to bear, unique and individual. Unlike, the trees, however, we are not alone. We have each other. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (12/13/2016 3:53:00 AM)


    The poem is apparently based on human psychology which tells that a man is not satisfied with what he has got but thinks that others are more fortunate and satisfied in life. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2016 2:56:00 AM)


    The feeling in the poem is great and wish for the cooling the sand at the earliest. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/13/2016 2:48:00 AM)

    Life
    Draped! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2016 1:40:00 AM)


    All of a sudden my thoughts went to Middle East burning with bombshells. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (12/13/2016 1:07:00 AM)


    Excellent poem! ! ! ! ......+++++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2006 7:06:00 AM)


    A good translation of a delightful poem by Heine. So simple, yet so difficult to write! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 21, 2003



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