Daß Dir zum Ernste des Lebens die Lust an den Spielen der Musen
Freundliche Götter gewährt, Schönes dem Guten gesellt:
Nicht die schlechteste Gabe der Himmlischen ist′s, und Du selber
Freue Dich deß, in der Brust blüht Dir ein ewiger Lenz!
Früchte des Herbstes gewinnt auch ein Anderer; Fülle der Aehren
Wogt ihm entgegen, der Wein quillt ihm vom Hügel herab.
Doch nie sah er die Rosen des Mai′s, nie hört er aus Waldnacht
Flötender Nachtigall wonnige Brautmelodie!
Sommer entflieht ihm und Herbst, es kündet den Winter der Eishauch,
Hin ist das Jahr und er hat - ach! nicht den Frühling geschaut!


About Joseph Christian Freiherr Von Zedlitz


Joseph Christian Freiherr von Zedlitz (Baron Joseph Christian von Zedlitz, born February 28, 1790, in Jánský Vrch Castle, Javorník (today in the Czech Republic), died March 16, 1862, in Vienna, Austria) was an Austrian dramatist and epic poet. His wife died 1836, and 1837 he was nominated by the foreign service to work for the Foreign Office. He was sent as representative of the Austrian imperial court to the principalities of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Nassau, Braunschweig, Oldenburg and Reuss. He was also a good friend of Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff. **Joseph Christian Freiherr von Zedlitz's Works:** **Works** Todtenkränze, 1828 Gedichte, 1832, 1859... Read more...

Poet of the day

Tryambak Bapuji Thombre was an Indian Marathi poet, whose pen name was Balkavi, also spelled as Baalkavi or Baal-kavi. Poems of Thombre deal with his love of nature and are marked by exuberant language.

Some of his poems are very "dark" while most of them depict nature in a beautiful...
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Poem of the day


Bold-faced ranger
(Perfect stranger)
Meets two well-behaved young ladies
He's attractive,
Young and active -
Each a little bit afraid is.
Youth advances,
At his glances
To their danger they awaken;
They repel him
As they tell him
He...
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