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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;
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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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Edward Kofi Louis 04 June 2019
Inside a flower! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 04 June 2019
CONGRATULATIONS as Modern Poem Of The Day chosen by Poem Hunter and Team. A very finest poem by a trye classic poet. My Congrats go to the poet's family. Thank you for sharing. I have enjoyed this masterly created poetry about nature's daily action.
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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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Dr Antony Theodore 04 June 2019
a very fine poem from a great poet. tony
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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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