Georg Trakl

(3 February 1887 - 3 November 1914 / Salzburg)

On The Edge Of An Old Water - Poem by Georg Trakl

Dark interpretation of the water: stars in the mouth of the night,

Sighing in black pillows the rosy shadow of man,

Redness of autumn, the rustling of the maple in the old park,

Chamber concerts which fade on decayed stairs.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 6, 2012

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