poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Happiness And Vision

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.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (4/15/2020 3:58:00 AM)

    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 (8/14/2019 7:51:00 PM)

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

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  • Uche NwanzeUche Nwanze (8/14/2019 9:48:00 AM)

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

    Beautiful piece

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (8/14/2019 7:08:00 AM)

    lovely poem, captivatingly created.

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  • Dr. antony theodore (8/14/2019 5:02:00 AM)

    very good poem of Goethe.. tony

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (8/14/2019 4:15:00 AM)

    " Like dreams the warmest kisses flee
    Like kisses, soon all joys are gone"
    Awesome conclusion of a wonderful love song deserving selection as classic poem of the Day.

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/14/2019 4:08:00 AM)

    together
    on the altar of
    happiness and vision
    with the kiss of bliss...........///

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (8/14/2019 1:24:00 AM)

    Indeed love kisses fly away like dreams in life! What a nostalgic wonderful this poem is by the great Poet Goethe! Thanks for sharing this here!

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (8/14/2019 12:39:00 AM)

    A lovely poem.
    The last line is so evocative.

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (8/14/2018 10:20:00 PM)

    Like kisses, soon all joys are gone! - joys fleet away, and come back again in some other form. No worries!

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (8/14/2018 6:19:00 AM)

    The purest rapture!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (8/14/2018 5:26:00 AM)

    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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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (8/14/2018 5:22:00 AM)

    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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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (8/14/2018 3:53:00 AM)

    So well portrayed the fleeting nature of joy and love

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/14/2018 3:15:00 AM)

    The purest rapture.......(slowly) are gone

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (8/14/2017 11:26:00 PM)

    Like dreams the warmest kisses flee
    wonderful conceptualization. Great poem.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (8/14/2017 11:19:00 PM)

    Fancying and indulging in all joys of a wonderful conjugal life is a lifelong celebration. How can all that evaporate in a trice. Thought provoking.

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (8/14/2017 3:55:00 PM)

    We pay for our embraces that is for sure.

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  • Seamus O BrianSeamus O Brian (8/14/2017 10:21:00 AM)

    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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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (8/14/2017 9:10:00 AM)

    Love, life and philosophy all intertwined so well in passionate and poetic expressions.

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