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Friedrich Hölderlin

I call on Fate to give me back my soul. — Friedrich Hölderlin, from “Hypernion,” Hyperion and Selected PI call on Fate to give me back my soul. — Friedrich Hölderlin, from “Hypernion,” Hyperion and Selected Poems: Friedrich Hlderlin. (Continuum, August 1, 1990) Originally published 1797.oems: Friedrich Hlderlin. (Continuum, August 1, 1990) Originally published 1797.… Continue reading Friedrich Hölderlin

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Friedrich Hölderlin

Even though when I called to you then It was not yet with names, and you Never named me as people do As though they knew one another I knew you better Than I have ever known them. I understood the stillness above the sky But never the words of men. Trees were my teachers… Continue reading Friedrich Hölderlin

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Rainer Maria Rilke

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. Don’t let yourself lose me. Nearby is the country they call life. You will know it by it’s seriousness. Give me your hand. — Rainer Maria Rilke, from “Go To the Limits of Your Longing,” The Book of Hours: Love… Continue reading Rainer Maria Rilke

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Friedrich Hölderlin

Like the stamen inside a flower    The steeple stands in lovely blue    And the day unfolds around its needle;    The flock of swallows that circles the steeple    Flies there each day through the same blue air    That carries their cries from me to you…  Friedrich Hölderlin, from “In Lovely Blue,”… Continue reading Friedrich Hölderlin

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