Happiness And Vision Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Happiness And Vision

Rating: 3.1


TOGETHER at the altar we
In vision oft were seen by thee,

Thyself as bride, as bridegroom I.
Oft from thy mouth full many a kiss
In an unguarded hour of bliss

I then would steal, while none were by.

The purest rapture we then knew,
The joy those happy hours gave too,

When tasted, fled, as time fleets on.
What now avails my joy to me?
Like dreams the warmest kisses flee,

Like kisses, soon all joys are gone.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Seamus O Brian 14 August 2017

The journey of life entails many different phases. What brings us great joy at one point becomes quite ordinary later. But even as the ''troubles of the day are sufficient thereof, '' so, too, are the joys. A poignant reminder that generates a bitter-sweet nostalgia.

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Susan Williams 14 August 2017

We pay for our embraces that is for sure.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 14 August 2018

WOW! THE famous and well known german poet JW von Goethe. First my heartiest congratulations as Classic Poem of The Day, last year too, same date same month, fantastic choice PH and Team! The author of the scientific text Theory of Colours, his influential ideas on plant and animal morphology and homology were extended and developed by 19th century naturalists including Charles Darwin. He also served at length as the

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Sylvia Frances Chan 14 August 2018

LAST PART: Privy Councilor of the duchy of Saxe-Weimar. How pretty job must that be. I congratulate also to the great family of JW Goethe in Germany and around the world. He was a true genius! A myriad of 10´s for this Classic Poem Of The Day! May your soul R.O.P. Johann!

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Aniruddha Pathak 14 August 2019

A lovely poem. The last line is so evocative.

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Shaun Cronick 15 April 2020

A stand alone intertwined poem of love and life from a unique stand alone poet. A sheer delight from beginning to its magical, captivating end.

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Tranquil Dawn 14 August 2019

Beautifully done. The finish was apropos and I loved it!

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Uche Nwanze 14 August 2019

'Like dreams, the warmest kisses flee, Like kisses, soon all joys are gone'. Beautiful piece

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Sylvia Frances Chan 14 August 2019

lovely poem, captivatingly created.

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Dr. antony theodore 14 August 2019

very good poem of Goethe.. tony

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