Literature

A young man loves a girl

A boy loves a girl, she chose someone else; the other one loves another and has married this one. The girl marries for trouble the first best man, she ran into; that young man, he's in a bad way. It's an old story, but it always remains new; and to whom it just...

Ballad of external life

And children grow up with deep eyes, That know of nothing, grow up and die, And all humankinds go their ways. And from the bitter fruits sweet one become And fall down at night like dead birds And lie for a few days and spoil. And always the wind blows, and again and...

Summa Summarum! (Sum of my life)

A small profession, a small medal (I almost became a privy councillor once), A little name, a little honor, a daughter "examined", a son in the army, With seventy 'ne anniversary celebration, Articles in Brockhaus and Meyer ... Old Prussian average, Summa Summarum, It...

Divining rod

Sleeps a song in all that things, Who are dreaming on and on, And the world is starting singing, If you hit the magic word. (J. v. Eichendorff)  
Ballad of external life

Ballad of external life

And children grow up with deep eyes, That know of nothing, grow up and die, And all humankinds go their ways. And from...

Divining rod

Divining rod

Sleeps a song in all that things, Who are dreaming on and on, And the world is starting singing, If you hit the magic...

Harpist

Harpist

Who never ate his bread with tears, Who never seen the sorrowful nights Weeping sat on his bed, He doesn't know you,...

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The girl

The girl

"I'm not beautiful," said the girl quietly. And overflow in silence her anguish; And now when she retired in her...

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Why poetry

Why poetry

Poems are more than just a nice addition to literature. A good poem has an "inner beauty" and perfection and through...

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It’s him

It’s him

Spring leaves its blue ribbon Again flutter through the air; Sweet, well-known scents touch prophetically the land....

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Half of life

Half of life

With yellow pears And full of wild roses Hangs the land in the lake, You fair swans, And drunk with kisses Dunk her...

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Before the storm

Before the storm

Christmas 1812: Half of Europe is occupied by French troops whose emperor is currently pull back from Russia. Prussia...

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