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BEGEGNUNGEN

Moonlit Lake Landscape - Sold

Wo ist das Entzücken des Ruderers auf dem dunklen See? In ihm oder in dem Beschauer – dem Wanderer der die Gewitterwolke sieht und den Gischt aufbrausen hört oder in dem Falken der nichtachtend dahinstürmt? In dem Fischer der seine Netze hereinnimmt und sein Herdfeuer sieht zwischen den Netzstangen? In dem Knaben der eine ins Schilf gelegte Tonne zunagelt und durch Gitter hineinspäht?

 

Where is the rower’s delight on the dark lake? In him or in the viewer the wanderer who sees the storm cloud coming and hears the spray surge, or in the falcon carelessly storming ahead? In the fisherman pulling in his net and seeing the glow of his hearth fire between the rods of the net? In the boy hidden in the reeds, nailing a barrel shut and peering in through the grating?

~ Hugo von Hofmannsthal

 

Author:

"If he's honest, he'll steal; if he's human, he'll murder; if he's faithful, he'll deceive. Being at a loss to resolve these questions, I am resolved to leave them without any resolution." I have so much to say to you that I am afraid I shall tell you nothing."

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