Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832 / Frankfurt am Main)

For Ever - Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

THE happiness that man, whilst prison'd here,

Is wont with heavenly rapture to compare,--
The harmony of Truth, from wavering clear,--

Of Friendship that is free from doubting care,--
The light which in stray thoughts alone can cheer

The wise,--the bard alone in visions fair,--
In my best hours I found in her all this,
And made mine own, to mine exceeding bliss.


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  • (4/17/2007 9:59:00 PM)


    i've read a lot of poems by goethe on this page and i don't understand why all his first words are capatilized. could someone answer this? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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