This be the verse: 10 ~ To the boy Elis – Georg Trakl

Today we have a poem from the Austrian poet, Georg Trakl. Trakl was a troubled young man who committed suicide in 1914 while experiencing the horrors of the first world war. He left us with a remarkable collection of dark Expressionist poetry.

There aren’t too many translations of his work into English but I can recommend Will Stone’s excellent work from ARC PUBLICATIONS.

Here we have my own translation, followed by the original German.

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Georg Trakl to the boy elisgeorg trakl an den knaben elis