From In Lovely Blue Poem by Friedrich Holderlin

From In Lovely Blue

Rating: 4.8

Like the stamen inside a flower
The steeple stands in lovely blue
And the day unfolds around its needle;

The flock of swallows that circles the steeple
Flies there each day through the same blue air
That carries their cries from me to you;

We know how high the sun is now
As long as the roof of the steeple glows,
The roof that's covered with sheets of tin;

Up there in the wind, where the wind is not
Turning the vane of the weathercock,
The weathercock silently crows in the wind.

paul amrod 04 June 2019

Í have set this man's poems to music in his native tongue German. He is very special and wonderfully mysterious.

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Dr Antony Theodore 04 June 2019

a very fine poem from a great poet. tony

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Michael Morgan 28 February 2014

This is poetry. Reality, justly transformed by the needs of the viewer.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 04 June 2019

One of the best poems by Friedrich Holderlin............................

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Ratnakar Mandlik 04 June 2019

A superb poem on a few marvels of nature's manifestations composed by a master craftsman.

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paul amrod 04 June 2020

I live in Germany and I have had to opportunity to enjoy the poetry of Holderlin in his mother tongue. It is very reflective passionate colorful and highly gorgeous. Thanks for posting,

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Uche Nwanze 04 June 2020

Deserving of Poet of the day

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Ratnakar Mandlik 04 June 2020

A wonderful life song revolving around beautiful manifestations of nature. A well deserved classic poem of the day.

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Susan Williams 04 June 2020

Lovely is the exact word for this piece

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Kumarmani Mahakul 04 June 2019

A beautiful poem is amazingly shared. Thanks and congratulations for being selected as modern poem of the poem of the day.

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