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A Palm-Tree

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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.
Ray Wright 25 February 2019
In German, Ein Fichtenbaum (a spruce) is a masculine noun and einer Palme (palm tree) is feminine. Given that Heine's early poetry was in the full Romantic tradition, I think the poem is about yearning of a male for a female perhaps a lost love. Placing this yearning in the context of nature is a common element of romanic poetry.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 23 November 2018
An excellent expression. Beautiful poem.
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Kedrix Udjoe 23 November 2018
hmm very good....... and very inspiring
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Savita Tyagi 23 November 2018
Grass is always greener on other side! Beautifully expressed.
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Muzahidul Reza 23 November 2018
His dreams are of a palm-tree, ..... well done by Heinrich Heine
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Edward Kofi Louis 23 November 2018
Snow and ice! ! Romance of nature. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Adrian Flett 23 November 2018
A vivid description of the dichotomous nature of human life, all clothed in subtle rhymes and a pleasing rhythm.
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mira johnson 23 November 2018
lovely poem. amazing
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Anil Kumar Panda 23 November 2018
A lovely poem with a great imagery. Thanks for sharing.
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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 19 June 2018
Simply nicely written poem and it's also imaginative.., ,
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