Who is Georg Trakl

Georg Trakl (3 February 1887 – 3 November 1914) was an Austrian poet and the brother of the pianist Grete Trakl. He is considered one of the most important Austrian Expressionists. He is perhaps best known for his poem "Grodek", which he wrote shortly before he died of a cocaine overdose.

Life and work

Trakl was born and lived the first 21 years of his life in Salzburg. His father, Tobias Trakl (11 June 1837, Ödenburg/Sopron – 1910), was a dealer of hardware from Hungary, while his mother, Maria Catharina Halik (17 May 1852, Wiener Neustadt – 1925), was a housewife of partly Czech descent; she was a drug addict and left the education to a French "gouvernante", who brought Trakl into contact with French language and literature at an early age. His sister Gret...
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Georg Trakl Poems

  • To Angela
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  • The Deep Song
    From deep night I was released.

    My soul is astonished in immortality,
    ...
  • Evening Walk
    I go into the evening,
    The wind jogs along and sings:
    You are bewitched by every light,
    O feel, what struggles with you! ...
  • To Johnanna
    Often I hear your steps

    Ring through the alley.
    ...
  • Night Song
    Over nocturnal dark floods
    I sing my sad songs,
    Songs which bleed like wounds.
    However, no heart carries them to me again ...
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Night 61 Dark 53 Blue 46 Evening 44 Black 41 Golden 36 Red 33 Heart 32 Wind 30 Away 29


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Sscheuch_bine: spring of the soul by georg trakl screaming in sleep; through black alleys the wind hurls, the blue of spring beckons through breaking branches, purple night dew and the stars cease to shine all around. greenishly the river ’s dawning, silverly the old boulevards
Sscheuch_bine: a blue moment is only more soul. georg trakl • blue calla lily robert mapplethorpe, 1988
Smitham13xfhce: at the burning abyss: experiencing the georg trakl poem (the seagull library of german literature) cgypwbd
_copos: we listen to what is spoken. georg trakl.
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