Friedrich Schiller

Marbach, Württemberg
Friedrich Schiller
Marbach, Württemberg
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Amalia

Rating: 2.8
Angel-fair, Walhalla's charms displaying,
Fairer than all mortal youths was he;
Mild his look, as May-day sunbeams straying
Gently o'er the blue and glassy sea.

And his kisses!--what ecstatic feeling!
Like two flames that lovingly entwine,
Like the harp's soft tones together stealing
Into one sweet harmony divine,--
Soul and soul embraced, commingled, blended,
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Kumarmani Mahakul 29 June 2020
He is gone- in hopeless grief I languish Earthly joys I ne'er again can prize! .......touching concluding. A beautiful poem by Friedrich Schiller is amazingly shared here.
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Brook Renwick 29 June 2020
I wish I could write as well as this. I enjoyed this poem a lot. Thanks for sharing!
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Dr. Antony Theodore 29 June 2020
And his kisses! - what ecstatic feeling! Like two flames that lovingly entwine, Like the harp's soft tones together stealing Into one sweet harmony divine, - divine and sweet harmony. fine expressions. tony
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Dr Antony Theodore 29 June 2020
Soul and soul embraced, commingled, blended, Lips and cheeks with trembling passion burned, Heaven and earth, in pristine chaos ended, Round the blissful lovers madly turn'd. a very fine poem. tony
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Tamara Beryl Latham 29 June 2020
Beautifully rhymed poem with an emphasis on an undying love taken suddenly by death.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 29 June 2020
Soul and soul embraced, Commingled, blended" . A wonderful conceptualization. Well deserved classic poem of the day.
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Mahtab Bangalee 29 June 2020
The Angel-fair was not fair! Fear at last in the scorching assassin of summer hot! No more the brave heart at last but as a great prize there came the joyous clapping without knowing the grief of their enjoyment oh Amalia! ! !
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Marieta Maglas 10 November 2016
Walhalla is the ''hall of the chosen dead''. In this zone, after death, the souls of the inhabitants go to those who have died in the combats. Those heroes are known as Einherjar. Valhalla is the kingdom of Odin. In the Norse mythology, the einherjar fighters look like angels because they have golden auras that can be seen only by Valkyries (women who choose those who may die in battle) . The ''mortal youths'' are always beautiful, but those Einherjar heroes having golden auras are as beautiful as angels. The golden aura is suggested by the ''sunbeams straying/ Gently o'er the blue and glassy sea.'' Those Valkyries women are the lovers of the heroes and, of course, of the other mortals. They are the daughters of the King and are ''accompanied by ravens and sometimes connected to swans or horses.'' The second stanza describes so well the moment of love. The kisses generate an '' ecstatic feeling'' and the souls are ''two flames that lovingly entwine'' in the '' sweet harmony divine'' made by the harps. The last stanza describes the moment of death when the kisses turn into ''mournful sighs''. As an adolescent, Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller confronted ''with the problem of the use and abuse of power''.As a result, he developed the theme of the protesters. The first protester is Karl, a brigand and the main character of ''Die Räuber''(The Robbers) . Amalia, his faithful beloved, asks him to kill her. Enjoyed reading this excellent poem.Voted 10.
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Marieta Maglas 10 November 2016
Walhalla is the ''hall of the chosen dead''. In this zone, after death, the souls of the inhabitants go to the those who have died in the combats. Those heroes are known as Einherjar. Valhalla is the kingdom of Odin. In the Norse mythology, the einherjar fighters look like angels because they have golden auras that can be seen only by Valkyries (women who choose those who may die in battle) . The ''mortal youths'' are always beautiful, but those Einherjar heroes having golden auras are as beautiful as angels. The golden aura is suggested by the ''sunbeams straying/ Gently o'er the blue and glassy sea.'' Those Valkyries women are the lovers of the heroes and, of course, of the other mortals. They are the daughters of the King and are ''accompanied by ravens and sometimes connected to swans or horses.'' The second stanza describes so well the moment of love. The kisses generate an '' ecstatic feeling'' and the souls are ''two flames that lovingly entwine'' in the '' sweet harmony divine'' made by the harps. The last stanza describes the moment of death when the kisses turn into ''mournful sighs''. As an adolescent, Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller confronted ''with the problem of the use and abuse of power''.As a result, he developed the theme of the protesters. The first protester is Karl, a brigand and the main character of ''Die Räuber''(The Robbers) . Amalia, his faithful beloved, asks him to kill her. Enjoyed reading this excellent poem.Voted 10.
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Amber Storer 10 November 2016
such nice and clear to read
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