Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin


Selected and translated by James Mitchell


Photo: Hölderlin Tower in Tübingen, Norbert Krass.

FRIEDRICH HÖLDERLIN (1770-1843) is considered one of the great German poets, yet his works and reputation are not widely known outside Germany. These pages present some of his best regarded poems, including several chosen from the Late Hymns and from the long years of his insanity.

The poems are listed here by their English and German titles with corresponding links. They can also be read sequentially by simply following the appropriate links after each one.

The German texts on this site are taken from the authoritative Stuttgart edition by Friedrich Beissner available online at the Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart. The collections at Bibliotheca Augustana and textlog.de may be consulted perhaps more easily.

The individual sections of this website are as follows:

          List of Translated Poems

          Timeline of Hölderlin's Life

          About these translations  

          Translator's Blog

          Go to the first poem

Permissions: The textual content on this site is made freely available under WP:CC BY-SA , if attribution is made to the translator, James Mitchell.



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