Franz Werfel

(10 September 1890 – 26 August 1945 / Prague)

Franz Werfel Poems

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

One Hour Ater The Dance Of Death

I lay in the abyss, where twisting squeezing
The lowest form of life pushed itself peristaltically.
Where slippery and slimy worm and eel entwined,
I was a worm myself, overwhelmed with exhaustion.

This lasted an eon before I succeeded,
And one of my senses could slowly lift itself up,
The sense of hearing. Listening, it scouted out if
The dancer, Death, had finally waltzed into the distance.

I eavesdrop breathless. Then a sparkling chromatic scale
Flows wanly from the open window next door.
Maybe Death is sitting there tuning his piano.

And while ...

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