Osterspaziergang

Discussion in 'Wheelman's Website Forum' started by Wheelman, Jan 3, 2007.


  1. Vom Eise befreit sind Strom und Bäche
    Durch des Frühlings holden, belebenden Blick,
    Im Tale grünet Hoffnungsglück;
    Der alte Winter, in seiner Schwäche,
    Zog sich in rauhe Berge zurück.
    Von dort her sendet er, fliehend, nur
    Ohnmächtige Schauer körnigen Eises
    In Streifen über die grünende Flur.
    Aber die Sonne duldet kein Weißes,
    Überall regt sich Bildung und Streben,
    Alles will sie mit Farben beleben;
    Doch an Blumen fehlts im Revier,
    Sie nimmt geputzte Menschen dafür.
    Kehre dich um, von diesen Höhen
    Nach der Stadt zurück zu sehen!
    Aus dem hohlen finstern Tor
    Dringt ein buntes Gewimmel hervor.
    Jeder sonnt sich heute so gern.
    Sie feiern die Auferstehung des Herrn,
    Denn sie sind selber auferstanden:
    Aus niedriger Häuser dumpfen Gemächern,
    Aus Handwerks- und Gewerbesbanden,
    Aus dem Druck von Giebeln und Dächern,
    Aus der Straßen quetschender Enge,
    Aus der Kirchen ehrwürdiger Nacht
    Sind sie alle ans Licht gebracht.
    Sieh nur, sieh! wie behend sich die Menge
    Durch die Gärten und Felder zerschlägt,
    Wie der Fluß in Breit und Länge
    So manchen lustigen Nachen bewegt,
    Und, bis zum Sinken überladen,
    Entfernt sich dieser letzte Kahn.
    Selbst von des Berges fernen Pfaden
    Blinken uns farbige Kleider an.
    Ich höre schon des Dorfs Getümmel,
    Hier ist des Volkes wahrer Himmel,
    Zufrieden jauchzet groß und klein:
    Hier bin ich Mensch, hier darf ichs sein!
     
  2. Join a Goethe suicide group.
     
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  4. wtf
     
  5. Hey asshole <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/angry.gif"></A> I was keeping track <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/angry.gif"></A>
     
  6. Keeping track is frowned upon in this thread.
     
  7. what an incredible piece of text
     
  8. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A> trick ya <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>
     
  9. zuff... <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  10. you like to wax all classy and cultured, but clearly fail.

    Goethe wrote Osterspaziergang (based on Faust which is highly over-rated). He also wrote a whole ton of depressing shit as part of the Sturm und Drang nonesense that was popular in Germany at the time. People would litteraly read Die Leiden des jungen Werthers and join Werther-Fieber "groups" in which suicides were exceedingly common.
     
  11. Actually, I'm not a huge fan of Goethe. However, this poem was a christmas gift from my grandfather, who died 10 years ago. He made a recording of himself reading the poem in 1996 when he found out he was terminal, and instructed my uncle to give a copy to all his grandchildren when they were old enough to understand it. Also in the recording was him commenting about why the poem was important to him, and advice to us about making sure we take time to enjoy life, and not get too caught up in the drudgery of daily work and the pursuit of money. This was all in German. He spoke fluent english, but he wanted the message to be challenging.

    The only reason I was asking you 'wtf' was because Osterspaziergang is probably one of Goethe's happiest poems. You were just trying to seem smart by making reference to his darker shit. "Look at me, I know about Goethe!"

    stuffoo
     
  12. If by happy, you mean shappy, but with a measured detatchment, then yes. Its sort of like reading the thoughts of a depressive on one of his good days.
     
  13. That depends on who's translation you're reading. Unless you know how to read hochdeutsche, which you don't. Regardless, it's still not a miserable poem with homo-sexual undertone, so you can just shut up about suicide, you nerd.
     

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