Novalis

(1772 - 1801 / Germany)

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  • Rookie Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (7/12/2012 9:17:00 AM)

    I agree Jacqui, there is nothing more romantic than his novel Heinrich von Ofterdingen about the search for the Blue Flower, a symbol that became an emblem for the whole of German Romanticism. He died at an young age 28 years.

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Jacqui Thewless (7/15/2009 5:13:00 PM)

    Novalis was the second major poetic influence in my biography. The first was Dylan Thomas (whose poetry I discovered when I was 12 yrs old) . I was almost 19 when I discovered 'Henry Von Ofterdingen' and 'Hymns to The Night'. I wonder that these works are not more well-loved by young people today.

Hymns to the Night : 5

In ancient times, over the widespread families of men an iron Fate ruled with dumb force. A gloomy oppression swathed their heavy souls -- the earth was boundless -- the abode of the gods and their home. From eternal ages stood its mysterious structure. Beyond the red hills of the morning, in the sacred bosom of the sea, dwelt the sun, the all-enki

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