Translation of Erlkönig by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My translation: Elf-king: Who's riding late in windy plains wild? It is the father with his child; He has the boy held in his arm, He embraces him close, he keeps him warm. "My son, why cover your face in such fear?" "You don't see the Elf-king father, drawing near? The King of Elves with crown … Continue reading Translation of Erlkönig by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

#2 – An elegy to purity and faith

There are two things expected of me,  To follow them, there is no reason I can see.  They are and always have been assumed virtuous,  But expecting without reason concludes them monstrous.  There are now no wreathed words,  To save me and clean away life's dirt.  Expose the wound and heal no hurt,  Purity: a … Continue reading #2 – An elegy to purity and faith