Fickle (agarina) wrote in katarsisglace,
Fickle
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Saara, Helen and I - all of your mods, in other words - think that we've been too quiet for too long. It's time to get active again, people!

So I have a question, or maybe it's more like a request. I'd really, really like to read your favorite poems.

I'll start with the one poem that manages to touch me every time.



In The Fog

It's strange to wander in the fog!
A lonely bush, a lonely stone,
No tree can see the other one,
And one is all alone.

The world was full of friends back than,
As life was light to me;
But now the fog has come,
And no one can I see.

Truly, no one is wise,
Who does not know the dark
Which inevitably and silently
Does from others him part.

It's strange to wander in the fog!
Life is loneliness
No Man knows the other one,
And one is all alone.


And then in German which is the original language:

Im Nebel

Seltsam, im Nebel zu wandern!
Einsam ist jeder Busch und Stein.
Kein Baum sieht den andern,
Jeder ist allein.

Voll von Freunden war mir die Welt,
Als noch mein Leben licht war,
Nun, da der Nebel fällt,
Ist keiner mehr sichtbar.

Wahrlich, keiner ist weise,
Der nicht das Dunkel kennt,
Das unenntrinnbar und leise
Von allen ihn trennt.

Seltsam, im Nebel zu wandern!
Leben ist Einsamsein.
Kein Mensch kennt den andern,
Jeder ist allein.


This is one of the few pieces of text written in German that I find truly beautiful.


So now is your turn to share your beautiful/amusing/amazing/breathtaking favorite poems with all of us.
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