Georg Trakl

(3 February 1887 - 3 November 1914 / Salzburg)

Whispered Into Afternoon - Poem by Georg Trakl

Sun of autumn, thin and shy
And fruit drops off the trees,
Blue silence fills the peace
Of a tardy afternoon’s sky.

Death knells forged of metal,
And a white beast hits the mire.
Brown lasses uncouth choir
Dies in leaves’ drifting prattle.

Brow of God dreams of hues,
Senses madness’ gentle wings.
Round the hill wield in rings
Black decay and shaded views.

Rest and wine in sunset’s gleam,
Sad guitars drizzle into night,
And to the mellow lamp inside
You turn in as in a dream.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 27, 2011


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