Georg Trakl

Metamorphosis

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






An eternal light glows dark-red,

A heart so red, in sin's pressure!

Hail, o Mary!

Your pale effigy has blossomed

And your mantled body glows,

O woman, Mary!

In sweet tortures your lap burns,

Then your eye smiles painfully and largely,

O mother, Mary!

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