Georg Trakl

Here you will find the Poem Lament of poet Georg Trakl


Sleep and death, the dusky eagles
Around this head swoop all night long;
Eternity?s icy wave
Would swallow the golden image
Of man; against horrible reefs
His purple body is shattered.
And the dark voice laments
Over the sea.
Sister of stormy sadness,
Look a timid dinghy goes down
Under stars,
The silent face of the night.