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Holderlin, Johann - To the Fates

Identifier

015369

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Grant me just one summer, powerful ones,
And just one autumn for ripe songs,
That my heart, filled with that sweet
Music, may more willingly die within me.
The soul, denied its divine heritage in life,
Won't find rest down in Hades either.
But if what is holy to me, the poem
That rests in my heart, succeeds —
Then welcome, silent world of shadows!
I'll be content, even though it's not my own lyre
That leads me downwards. Once I'll have
Lived like the gods, and more isn't necessary.

The source of the experience

Holderlin, Johann

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Fate
god
God

Symbols

Lyre
Shadow

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Grief

Commonsteps

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