Georg Trakl

(3 February 1887 - 3 November 1914 / Salzburg)

The Dream Of An Afternoon - Poem by Georg Trakl

Be silent! the ancestor arrives;

And his step dusks away again.

Shadows float up and down -

Birches hanging in the window.

And on the old vine-hill

The round dance of fauns romps anew,

And the slender nymphs rise

Quietly from the fountain-mirror.

Hear! A far thunderstorm threatens.

Incense steams from dark cresses,

Moths celebrate silent masses

Before decayed flower trellises.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 6, 2012



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