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Georg Trakl


The Homecoming

The coolness of dark years,
Cyclopean stone preserves
Pain and hope,
Mountains without people,
The autumn's golden breathe,
Evening cloud -

Crystal childhood
Gazes from blue eyes;
Under dark spruces
Love, hope,
So that from fiery eyelids
Dew drips into stiff grass -

O! there the golden footbridge
Breaking up in the snow
Of the abyss!
The nocturnal valley
Breathes blue coolness,
Belief, hope!
Hail, you lonely graveyard!


© Jim Doss & Werner Schmitt



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