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hattie

Yes, Keats in English and Goethe in German. They have never been surpassed. But I put my vote in for Wanderers Nachtlied as the perfect poem.

Richard

Comparing the two - Goethe's poem is not anywhere as good as Keat's poem - that is going by the English.

But I cannot read German as such so - Keat's poem depends on alliteration and the sensual sounds and great imagery...

There is a presence felt - one feels the Autumn - the fruit, the grapes or fruit "oozing" - words such as "laden" and devices so on the repetition of "hours and hours" make Keat's poem unnecessary to put into music - it is one of my favourites since we learnt it at school.

A great German poet? There are many - but one of my favourites is Georg Trakl - I can even "read" the German (with and English translation beside it) and appreciate it - his sense of sound and imagery is wonderful - the depth (and quality almost mystical of 'silence') in his work is not in many or perhaps any poets anywhere else.

This is not to say Goethe is not.
I would like to see more of Schiller's work in English - my grandson's father - who is German read he said (of Schiller) "A long poem about bell.." bow I read it in translation and that poem is great - but perhaps not for every German schoolboy!

Schubert's songs are great but he often used inferior poems...Goethe's poem (here) seems to diffuse, too vague ...

David

Richard,

Thanks for your comment I also love Trakl, but much of his work is opaque, virtually inaccessible.

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