Treasure Island

Franz Werfel

(10 September 1890 – 26 August 1945 / Prague)

Poems of Franz Werfel

1. At Old Railroad Stations 4/21/2010
2. Dance Of Death 4/21/2010
3. Das Bleibende 1/1/2004
4. Dead Friend Of My Youth 4/21/2010
5. I'm Still Just a Child 3/30/2012
6. Morning Hymn 4/21/2010
7. One Hour Ater The Dance Of Death 4/21/2010
8. Six Septets To Honor The Spring Of 1905 3/30/2012
9. The Creature's Stare 4/21/2010
10. The Faithful One 4/21/2010
11. The Patient 3/30/2012
12. The Ram 4/21/2010
13. The Snowfall 4/21/2010

Dead Friend Of My Youth

Now when you come all that way to meet me
From the country house of your death,
I know that you would remove your hat
To greet someone already old to you.

You'd only half recognize this gentleman
Whose face has become so very different.
But to me you'd burn in that former pureness
Kept young by death, a light out of boyhood.

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