Apuntes sobre Hölderlin Nº 1
Apuntes sobre Hölderlin Nº 2
Apuntes sobre Hölderlin Nº 3
Apuntes sobre Hölderlin Nº 4
Apuntes sobre Hölderlin Nº 5
Un extra [taken from here]:
Rilke came relatively late to discover and admire intensely the work of Hölderlin, and set forth in a poem entitled An Hölderlin (To Hölderlin), written in 1914 when Rilke was 38 and first published in 1934, eight years after his death, his understanding of Hölderlin’s imperative towards a wholeness of vision and his own quite opposite situation. The poem reads in part:
is not given to us; from fulfilled
images the mind plummets to ones waiting for sudden fulfilment; lakes
exist only in the eternal. Falling is here
what we achieve best. From the feeling we’ve mastered
to plunge down into that we anticipate, further.
But to you, you splendid one, to you, you conjurer, a whole life was given
to feel as an urgent image, when you spoke it out,
each line closed like destiny, death was
even in the gentlest, and you entered it; but
the god who preceded you led you out and above it (Rilke 2, 1996: 123).
An die Parzen
Nur Einen Sommer gönt, ihr Gewaltigen!
Und einen Herbst zu reifem Gesange mir,