Allem was da athmet, lebet,
Amor wild Gewährung winkt;
Was im Grund der Fluthen webet,
Was des Lichtes Schimmer trinkt;

Und die Welt sie ist ein Himmel,
Wo sich Sonn' an Sonne schließt;
Wo im leuchtenden Gewimmel
Jeder Mensch ein König ist.

Ist ein Meer, das sel'ge Fluthen
Unergründlich, endlos ziehn,
Wo in Abendsonnengluthen
Die berauschten Wogen glühn;

Und der Mensch taucht jauchzend nieder
Und im freud'gen Uebermuth
Hebt er und versenkt sich wieder,
In den Grund der wonn'gen Fluth!

Ach, ich gönn' ihm alle Schauer,
Die sein trunkner Busen fühlt,
Wenn die Lust ihm wie ein lauer
Aether um die Seele spielt;

Gönn' ein Meer dem sel'gen Zecher,
Daß er trinke für und für,
Aber Glück gieb einen Becher,
Einen einzigen Becher mir!


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

Christopher Pearse Cranch (March 8, 1815 – January 20, 1892) was an American writer and artist.

Cranch was born in the District of Columbia. He attended Columbian College and Harvard Divinity School. He briefly held a position as a Unitarian minister. Later, he pursued various occupations: a magazine editor, caricaturist,...
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Poem of the day


Songs that could span the earth,
When leaping thought had stirred them,
In many an hour since birth,
We heard or dreamed we heard them.

Sometimes to all their sway
We yield ourselves half fearing,
Sometimes with hearts grown grey
We curse ourselves for...
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