by Friedrich Hölderlin (1770 - 1843)

Heilig Wesen! gestört hab' ich die...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE
Heilig Wesen! gestört hab' ich die goldene 
  Götterruhe dir oft, und der geheimeren,
    Tieferen Schmerzen des Lebens
      Hast du manche gelernt von mir.

O vergiß es, vergib! gleich dem Gewölke dort
  Vor dem friedlichen Mond, geh' ich dahin, und du
    Ruhst und glänzt in deiner
      Schöne wieder, du süßes Licht!

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Confirmed with Friedrich Hölderlin, Sämtliche Gedichte und Hyperion, Frankfurt am Main: Insel Verlag, 1999, page 198.


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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Bas Ammerlaan) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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