Friedrich Holderlin

(20 March 1770 – 6 June 1843 / Germany)

From In Lovely Blue


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;

We know how high the sun is now
As long as the roof of the steeple glows,
The roof that's covered with sheets of tin;

Up there in the wind, where the wind is not
Turning the vane of the weathercock,
The weathercock silently crows in the wind.

Submitted: Monday, April 02, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (From In Lovely Blue by Friedrich Holderlin )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

New Poems

  1. Prayer at 5: 30 a.m. by Robert E. Whelan.., Bill Grace
  2. स्रोद गोमोरदोँ, Ronjoy Brahma
  3. The Rules Of The Game., Tony Adah
  4. Rold Dahls Words Of Wow, Curtlan Popo
  5. Lovingkindness! ! ! Yes!, Mr. Nobody
  6. Poetry Consoles, Sandra Feldman
  7. Inner Cosmos, Curtlan Popo
  8. Coffee, Nassy Fesharaki
  9. Arrival [1], Gert Strydom
  10. Spectrum, Curtlan Popo

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]