Friedrich Schiller

Marbach, Württemberg
Friedrich Schiller
Marbach, Württemberg
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Elysium

Rating: 2.9
Past the despairing wail--
And the bright banquets of the Elysian vale
Melt every care away!
Delight, that breathes and moves forever,
Glides through sweet fields like some sweet river!
Elysian life survey!
There, fresh with youth, o'er jocund meads,
His merry west-winds blithely leads
The ever-blooming May!
Through gold-woven dreams goes the dance of the hours,
In space without bounds swell the soul and its powers,
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Susan Williams 28 October 2015
In Greek mythology, Elysium was part of the Underworld which is not my idea of a happy place to be. For Schiller, the Elysian fields were a paradise of green fields and flowers where souls would enjoy an eternity of bliss. Beautiful!
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Edward Kofi Louis 28 October 2015
West-winds! With the muse of life, love and nature. Nice work.
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