Georg Trakl

(3 February 1887 - 3 November 1914 / Salzburg)

Delirium - Poem by Georg Trakl

The black snow runs down from the rooftops;
A red finger dips into your brow;
Blue snow flakes sink into the empty room,
They are a lovers’ dying mirrors.
Heavy and torn to pieces the mind muses,
Follows the shadow in the mirror of blue snow flakes,
The cold smile of a deceased harlot.
The evening’s wind weeps in the scent of carnations.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 27, 2011


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