Untitled: The stillness of the deceased loves the old garden,

Georg Trakl 1887 (Salzburg) – 1914 (Kraków)



The stillness of the deceased loves the old garden,

The madwoman who dwelled in blue rooms,

In the evening the still shape appears in the window

She, however, closes the yellowed curtain -

The trickling of the glass beads reminded of our childhood,

At night we found a black moon in the forest

The soft sonata sounds in a mirror's blueness

Long embraces

Her smile glides over the dying one's mouth.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 25, 2023

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Scheme A X X A X X X X
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 398
Words 73
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Georg Trakl

Georg Trakl was an Austrian poet. He is considered one of the most important Austrian Expressionists. more…

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