Friedrich Hölderlin Poems


Hölderlin Tower on the Neckar River in Tübingen - Photo: Jan Hamlet.

The poems are listed in the order they appear on this site. The longer ones are divided into separate webpages to reduce scrolling and facilitate selection. Only “Bread and Wine" and “Homecoming“ are numbered as in Beissner‘s edition.

Bread and Wine

          Brod und Wein

                          1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.  9.

To the Fates

          An die Parzen

As on a holiday

          Wie wenn am Feiertage

To the Sun God

          Dem Sonnengott

Hyperion's Song of Destiny

          Hyperions Schicksalslied

When I was a boy

          Da ich ein Knabe war

Human Applause


Once Gods Walked

          Götter wandelten einst

The Course of Life


Half of Life

          Hälfte des Lebens



                          1.   2.   3.   4.   5.   6.                   

Celebration of Peace




The Neckar

          Die Neckar

Tübingen Castle

          Burg Tübingen

The Journey

          Die Wanderung

The Rhein

          Der Rhein

The Ister

          Die Ister





About the Dolphin

          Vom Dolphin

Out for a Walk

          Der Spaziergang

Looking Out


The Cheerful Life                             

          Das fröhliche Leben

In Lovely Blueness

          In lieblicher Bläue

To Zimmer

          An Zimmer

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