One and All

Goethe's Poems

To find ourselves in boundless being
Who would not vanish , gladly fleeing
From all that wearied and annoys;
No ardent wants, no wild desiring,
No duties strict, no orders tiring,
Such self-surrender each enjoys.

World-soul,come, let your force pervade us!
To combat the world-spirit aid us
And match our powers to these high stakes.
Then sympathetic spirits guide us,
As gentle masters walk beside us
To him who all things made and makes.

To take what's made and then re-make it,
To fight rigidity and break it,
Eternal living action quest.
What never was grows real and fuller,
As pure clean suns,as worlds with colour,
And in becoming never rest.

It all must move, make new creations,
First take form, then transformations;
For momentsit just seems held fast.
In all things life's perpertuated,
And all must be annihilated
That exsistence strives to last .


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Book of Selected Poems by GOETHE .........

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Vey spiritual and insightful

Vey spiritual and insightful

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Bravo! Love Goethe! What an awsome mind! I suddenly feel I am not alone in my understanding of the world! Thanks so much FTT2B <3 <3 <3! SS

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You ar ewelcome , hopefully

You ar ewelcome , hopefully you can get the book and enjoy it all . He has a play written with Faust also very good ... I dont see why you would not be able to find it ..

you laugh at me because I am differant, I laugh at you because You are all the same ...(KoRn) J.D......