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.
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
All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. ― Friedrich Nietzsche
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. ― Friedrich Nietzsche
I love the earth, which mourns with me. — Friedrich Hölderlin, from “To the Sun God,” Friedrich Hölderlin: Selected Poems, trans. David Constantine (Bloodaxe Books, 1990)
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