Georg Trakl – Music in the Mirabell

Date August 18, 2011

Picked up a beautiful book of poems by Georg Trakl today. Highly recommended.

Music in the Mirabell

A fountain sings. Clouds, white and tender,
Are set in the clear blueness
Engrossed, silent people walk
At evening through the ancient garden.

Ancestral marble has grown grey.
A flight of birds seeks far horizons.
A faun with lifeless pupils peers
At shadows gliding into darkness.

The leaves fall red from the old tree
And circle in through open windows.
A fiery gleam ignites indoors
And conjures up wan ghosts of fear.

A white stranger steps into the house.
A dog runs wild through ruined passages.
The maid extinguishes a lamp,
At night are heard sonata sounds.

- Georg Trakl

One Response to “Georg Trakl – Music in the Mirabell”

  1. Daniel said:

    Maravilloso poeta,de mis preferidos.

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