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( Read Kindle ) ó Selected Poems and Fragments ð Friedrich H Lderlin Is Now Recognized As One Of Europe S Supreme Poets He First Found His True Voice In The Epigrams And Odes He Wrote When Transfigured By His Love For The Wife Of A Rich Banker He Later Embarked On An Extraordinarily Ambitious Sequence Of Hymns Exploring Cosmology And History, From Mythological Times To The Discovery Of America And His Own Era The Canticles Of Night , By Contrast, Include Enigmatic Fragments In An Unprecedented Style, Which Anticipates The Symbolists And Surrealists Together The Works Collected Here Show H Lderlin S Use Of Classical And Christian Imagery And His Exploration Of Cosmology And History In An Attempt To Find Meaning In An Uncertain World ForewordPrefaceIntroductionBiographical Note Odes and Epigrams 1797 1799 Epigrams 1797 Good Advice Descriptive Poetry To Diotima Diotima Bliss of the heavenly Muse Bonaparte Empedocles To the Fates Diotima You suffer and keep silent and, strange to them To Her Genius Plea for Forgiveness Then and Now The Course of Life High my spirit aspired Brevity Human Applause Home Content the boatman turns Good Faith Her Recovery Nature, she who s your friend The Unpardonable To the Young Poets To the Germans Do not laugh The Sanctimonious Poets Sunset To Our Great Poets Socrates and AlcibiadesEpigrams 1799 Sophocles The Angry Poet The Root of All Evil The Later Odes 1798 1803 Man Hyperion s Song of Fate In my boyhood days The Spirit of the Age Evening Fantasy In the Morning The River Main My Possessions To Princess Augusta of Homburg Go down, then, lovely sun To the Germans Never laugh at Rousseau Heidelberg Alcaic version The Neckar Home Content the boatman turns Love The Course of Life More you also desired Her Recovery Nature, look, your most loved The Farewell second version Diotima You suffer and keep silent, unknown Return to the Homeland The Ancestral Portrait The Departed Exhortation second version Nature and Art or Saturn and Jupiter Sung beneath the Alps The Poet s Vocation Voice of the People second version The Blind Singer Chiron Tears To Hope Vulcan The Poet s Courage first version Timidness The Fettered River Ganymede Hexameters and Elegies 1800 1801 The Archipelago Menon s Lament for Diotima The Traveller Stuttgart Bread and Wine Homecoming The Hymns 1799 1803 The Ages of Life Half of Life The Nook at Hardt As on a holiday At the Source of the Danube The Journey Germania The Rhine Celebration of Peace The Only One first version The Only One second version Patmos Patmos fragments of the later version Remembrance The Ister Mnemosyne third version Fragments of Other Hymns 1800 1805 German Song Home And no one knows For when the grape vine s sap On fallow foliage What is the life of men What is God To the Virgin Mary The Titans At one time I questioned the Muse But when the heavenly The Eagle You firmly built alps Whatever is Nearest third version Colombo When there s a flaming For from the abyss Narcissi In Socrates Time Greece third version Last Poems 1807 1843 If from the distance On the Birth of a Child The world s agreeable things To Zimmer The lines of life Conviction The Merry Life The Walk Spring New day descends Summer When then the blooms Summer Still you can see Autumn Nature s bright gleam Winter When past, unseen Spring When springtime from the depth Index of German first linesIndex of English first linesIndex of German titlesIndex of English titles A collection of poems that give readers peace and gentle delight, as if returning to the drunken yet quiet days of the ancient Greek gods. I love these two beautiful poems Neckar a major tributary of the Rhine river and Brevity The Neckar Der Nekar In your valleys my heart awakened to life, Your small waves played around me, And of all the gracious hills that know you, Wanderer, not one is foreign to me.Often on your peaks, the air of heaven Relieved the pain of my labors, and from the valley, Like life from the cup of original joy, A silver and blue wave glittered.The mountain streams hurried down to you With them came my heart, and you carried us along The calm and lofty Rhine, to your Cities below and pleasure giving islands.The world still looks lovely, and my sight Is drawn away by earth s many enticements,..When the pomegranate ripens, when in the green night An orange shines, resin drips From mastic trees and the kettledrum and cymbal Resound throughout the labyrinth dances.Perhaps to you, my islands, my guardian god One day will take me But still I won t surrender My true feelings for this river, with its Lovely meadows and shoreline willows Brevity Die K rze Why are you so brief Don t you love Your songs as once you did When in your youthful Days of hope, you wanted your singing Never to come to an end My joy is like my song wouldn t you happily bathe In the red glow of evening Now it s gone away, The earth is cold, and the bird of night Flies down, so close you cover your eyes. In studying of contemporary philosophy, I ve been hearing H lderlin s name for years His poetry had tremendous impact on a number of philosophers I ve read and enjoyed, including Hegel and Schelling his seminary roommates but later on Heidegger, Benjamin, Adorno, Foucault, Blanchot and others But I d never read any of his work until recently.I m not sure, as a relatively untrained reader of poetry, I really took from it all I could To my untrained ear, much of the poetry sounded dated and somewhat inaccessible Still, there was a numinous quality that piqued my curiosity And I felt I could see a bit of Heidegger, Hegel and Benjamin in it.I found myself wanting a bitof an introduction, or perhaps a class or lecture to help me appreciate itfully Nevertheless, I am sure that I will come back to this book again, as I already feel a bit haunted by a few of the pieces.