by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Heilige Poesie
Language: German (Deutsch) 
 Heilige Poesie,
 Himmelan steige sie!
 Glänze, der schönste Stern,
 Fern und so weiter fern!
 Und sie erreicht uns doch
 Immer, man hört sie noch,
 Vernimmt sie gern.

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  • Also set in English, a translation by Louis MacNeice (1907 - 1963) , no title, appears in Goethe's Faust, first published 1951 ; composed by Mátyás György Seiber.

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