Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aug. 28, 1749 - Mar. 22, 1832

 

Anacreon's Grave

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Where the rose is fresh and blooming -- where the vine and myrtle spring --
Where the turtle-dove is cooing -- where the gay cicalas sing --
Whose may be the grave surrounded with such store of comely grace,
Like a God-created garden? 'Tis Anacreon's resting-place.
Spring and summer and the autumn pour'd their gifts around the bard,
And, ere winter came to chill him, sound he slept beneath the sward.

A.

Source:

Poems And Ballads Of Goethe
Copyright 1859
Translator:
William Edmondstoune Aytoun, D.C.L. ("A.")
and Theodore Martin ("M.")
Delisser & Procter
508 Broadway, New York
 
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