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Gedichte - Lyrik

German Poetry in German and English

Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind?
Es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind;

Who rides so late through the night and wind?
It's the father with his child;

   J.W. Goethe, Erlkönig/Erlking
   German verse with prose translation

On this page you'll find links to bilingual versions of poetry in German. Each poem is presented in the orginal German with either a prose/free-form English translation or, in some cases, a poetic translation into English.

Contents - Inhalt

GOETHE-GEDICHTE - Poetry by Goethe

  1. Erlkönig   (Erlking, 1782)
  2. Gefunden   (Found)
  3. Wandrers Nachtlied II   (Wayfarer's Night Song II)
  4. Die Gretchenfrage aus Faust I   (The Gretchen Question from Faust I)
  5. Der Zauberlehrling   (The Sorcerer's Apprentice) - with poetic translation

MORE > J.W. Goethe: Main Page

UHLAND-GEDICHTE - Poetry by Ludwig Uhland
  1. Frühlingsglaube   (Faith in Spring)
  2. Der Schmied   (The Smith)

MORE > Ludwig Uhland: Main Page

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