Friedrich Schiller

(10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805 / Marbach, Württemberg)

Amalia - Poem by Friedrich Schiller

Angel-fair, Walhalla's charms displaying,
Fairer than all mortal youths was he;
Mild his look, as May-day sunbeams straying
Gently o'er the blue and glassy sea.

And his kisses!--what ecstatic feeling!
Like two flames that lovingly entwine,
Like the harp's soft tones together stealing
Into one sweet harmony divine,--

Soul and soul embraced, commingled, blended,
Lips and cheeks with trembling passion burned,
Heaven and earth, in pristine chaos ended,
Round the blissful lovers madly turn'd.

He is gone--and, ah! with bitter anguish
Vainly now I breathe my mournful sighs;
He is gone--in hopeless grief I languish
Earthly joys I ne'er again can prize!


Comments about Amalia by Friedrich Schiller

  • (11/10/2016 2:43:00 PM)

    Karl and Amalia
    Walhalla is the ''hall of the chosen dead''. In this zone, after death, the souls of the inhabitants go to those who have died in the combats. Those heroes are known as Einherjar. Valhalla is the kingdom of Odin. In the Norse mythology, the einherjar fighters look like angels because they have golden auras that can be seen only by Valkyries (women who choose those who may die in battle) . The ''mortal youths'' are always beautiful, but those Einherjar heroes having golden auras are as beautiful as angels. The golden aura is suggested by the
    ''sunbeams straying/ Gently o'er the blue and glassy sea.''
    Those Valkyries women are the lovers of the heroes and, of course, of the other mortals. They are the daughters of the King and are ''accompanied by ravens and sometimes connected to swans or horses.'' The second stanza describes so well the moment of love. The kisses generate an '' ecstatic feeling'' and the souls are ''two flames that lovingly entwine'' in the '' sweet harmony divine'' made by the harps. The last stanza describes the moment of death when the kisses turn into ''mournful sighs''.
    As an adolescent, Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller confronted ''with the problem of the use and abuse of power''.As a result, he developed the theme of the protesters. The first protester is Karl, a brigand and the main character of ''Die Räuber''(The Robbers) . Amalia, his faithful beloved, asks him to kill her.
    Enjoyed reading this excellent poem.Voted 10.
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  • (11/10/2016 2:38:00 PM)


    Walhalla is the ''hall of the chosen dead''. In this zone, after death, the souls of the inhabitants go to the those who have died in the combats. Those heroes are known as Einherjar. Valhalla is the kingdom of Odin. In the Norse mythology, the einherjar fighters look like angels because they have golden auras that can be seen only by Valkyries (women who choose those who may die in battle) . The ''mortal youths'' are always beautiful, but those Einherjar heroes having golden auras are as beautiful as angels. The golden aura is suggested by the
    ''sunbeams straying/ Gently o'er the blue and glassy sea.''
    Those Valkyries women are the lovers of the heroes and, of course, of the other mortals. They are the daughters of the King and are ''accompanied by ravens and sometimes connected to swans or horses.'' The second stanza describes so well the moment of love. The kisses generate an '' ecstatic feeling'' and the souls are ''two flames that lovingly entwine'' in the '' sweet harmony divine'' made by the harps. The last stanza describes the moment of death when the kisses turn into ''mournful sighs''.
    As an adolescent, Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller confronted ''with the problem of the use and abuse of power''.As a result, he developed the theme of the protesters. The first protester is Karl, a brigand and the main character of ''Die Räuber''(The Robbers) . Amalia, his faithful beloved, asks him to kill her.
    Enjoyed reading this excellent poem.Voted 10.
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  • Amber Storer (11/10/2016 2:28:00 PM)


    such nice and clear to read (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/10/2016 6:57:00 AM)


    Sometimes anger creates an awkward situation to love....true...on lost love a lovely poem- 10 (Report) Reply

  • (11/10/2016 2:24:00 AM)


    Like two flames that lovingly entwine
    Fantastic conceptualization. Thanks for sharing it here.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/10/2016 1:56:00 AM)

    Ectastic feeling!
    Soul and soul embraced! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/10/2016 1:06:00 AM)


    Heaven and earth, in pristine chaos ended, ..

    The end of the world draws nearer everyday....
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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